Saturday, November 2, 2013

Chana Ki Dal

Preparation Time:  15 mins
Cooking Time:       30 mins

Chana Dal(Chick Peas):   250 gms
Onion(Chopped):             1 medium sized
Tomatoes(Chopped):       2 medium sized
Water:                             300 ml
Salt:                                 As per taste
Cumin:                             ½ tbsp
Garam Masala:                ½ tbsp
Cinnamon:                       2
Black Cardamom:           1
Bay Leaf:                        2
Turmeric Powder:           ½ tbsp
Coriander Leaves:          ½ tbsp
Oil:                                5 tbsp
Fresh Cream:                 50 gms

Soak the Chana Dal(Chick Peas Brown) for 2 hours.
Drain and wash Chana Dal(Chick Peas Brown), and put in a pressure cooker with turmeric powder, Black Cardamom, Cinnamon, salt and water.
On low to medium flame, let it cook, and turn off the flame after 3-4 whistles.
In a big mouthed pan, pour the oil, and add Cumin, Bay Leaf and cook it on low flame, until it starts crackling.
Then add the chopped onion, and sauté it until it turns golden.

Add the chopped tomato and sauté it until the raw smell disappears.

Add Garam Masala.
Add the Chana Dal(Chick Peas) along with the water from the pressure cooker.

On medium flame, let it cook for 10 minutes, until it thickens.
Put everything in a microwavable bowl, and microwave it for another 5 minutes.
Before serving add the fresh cream to it and sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves..

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