Preparation time : 2 Hrs to soak dal Cooking time : 12 Min Serves : 5
This dry chana dal is often made in Maharashtra on festivals.
Chana Dal(Gram lentil) - 1/2 Cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chili - 1
Ginger paste - 1 Tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 Tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - 1 1/2 Tsp or to taste
Sugar - 1/2 Tsp
Lemon Juice - 1/2 Tbsp
Shredded coconut - 1 Tbsp
Cilantro - a few to garnish
1) Wash and soak chana dal for min 2 hrs in lukewarm water. Drain excess water and grind it coarsely by adding little water with green chili, ginger and cumin seeds.
2) Heat oil in pan and crackle mustard seeds.
3) Add asafoetida, turmeric powder, red chili powder and ground chana dal. Fry well stirring continuously on medium flame.
4) Add salt,sugar and lemon juice mix well and put the lid and let it cook for 5-7 min on low flame.