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Thursday, October 22, 2009



Channa dhal - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2
Onion - 1
Crushed ginger - 1 tsp.
Crushed garlic - 1 tsp.
Green chillies - 2
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp.
Punjabi garam masala - 1 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - few


Cook chenna dal in enough water till soft, but retaining its shape. Drain excess water completely and keep aside. Do not mash the dhal.

Chop onions and tomatoes finely. Slit green chillies. Crush ginger and garlic.

In a heavy-bottomed pan, heat oil, add cumin seeds and slit green chillies and saute for 10-15 seconds.

Add chopped onions and saute till translucent. Add crushed ginger and garlic and saute till the raw smell diffuses. Add the chopped tomatoes, chilli powder, turmeric powder and saute for a while till pulpy and till oil separates. Add garam masala and slightly mash the tomatoes. Now add the chenna dhal, salt and a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Add water according to the desired consistency.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Add ghee while serving and serve hot.

Best with rice, poori and chapathi.


  1. Ahaaa... I wish to have this right away..

  2. yummy and delicious chana dal recipe.

  3. lovely looking chanadal tadka.New to me too

  4. Simple and delicious curry Shanthi... nice side dish to have with chapathi.

  5. Simple but yet a delicious tadka for rotis..looks yum!

  6. Looks yummy & tempting shanthi..nice post...sounds like another interesting recipe for me to try :-)

  7. nice curry, will love it with chapatis :)

  8. Never made this or tasted before,sounds good!

  9. That's a yummy dish. Its been so long since i peeped into any blog.
    Missed blogging so much but i'm back now after a break. Do check my new Temptation when u find time.

  10. Yum! Fantastic recipe! Great blog!

  11. tried the dal tadka with toor dal instead of channa dal. came out pretty well. nice simple dish :) hope the recipe would be the same for toor daal also. otherwise I'll know it when u post toor dal tadka recipe ;-)


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