Chana Dal Fry

Chana Dal Fry | How to Make Chana Dal Fry Recipe

What is Chana Dal?

Chana Dal cooked and spiced up with red chili powder, black pepper, green chilies; popped up with tamarind paste and dry mango powder and topped with chopped onions and fresh coriander leaves are chana dal. It has a thick consistency. This is basically chana dal made in Sindhi style, and served with pakwaan but can be served with chapattis or parathas too.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Chana Dal

Chana Dal should be soaked before cooking. It is cooked till soft but not mushy. Tamarind paste is added for the kick. Other than that dry mango powder is also added. For the bite, chopped onions, green chilies, and coriander leaves are added.

Another Sindhi recipe using Chana Dal is Sai Bhaji wherein dal is cooked with spinach and other greens. Find the recipe here. A snack recipe using chana dal is dal vada. Coming soon, stay tuned!

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How to Make Chana Dal Fry

1. To cook chana dal, take 1 cup soaked dal in pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water. Add in salt to taste and ½ tsp turmeric powder.

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2. Cook for 7-9 minutes on low flame after 1 whistle on high flame. Let the pressure release. Open the pressure cooker.

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3. Add in 2 tbsp tamarind paste.

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4. Put cooked dal in serving bowls. Sprinkle spices i.e. red chili powder, coriander seeds powder, dry mango powder, black pepper powder. Add 2 tbsp chopped onion and 1 chopped green chili.

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5. Heat 2 tbsp oil.

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6. Once the oil is hot, super hot, pour on the dal.

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7. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and chopped onions. Bon appétit!

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Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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