Recipe for Chana Dall
1 cup Chana Dall, 7 cups water, 1 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, 1 tbsp tamarind paste, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1/4 tsp black mustard seeds, 1 chopped garlic clove
Soak the chana dall in 4 cups water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain. Boil 3 cups water and the salt in a pan. Add the chana dall, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 minutes.
Stir the dal when cooked. Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, sugar and tamarind paste. Stir well and allow to simmer uncovered.
In a separate frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over low heat and add the mustard seeds and chopped garlic. When the oil gets hot add the oil mixture to the simmering pot of dal. Immediately cover the pot and keep covered for 2 minutes while dal continues to simmer.
Cook chana dall uncovered for another 5 minutes and the dal is ready to be served with rice or nan bread.
Chana Dall (Split Yellow Gram)
Net Weight: 500g