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Chana Dal



Chana Dal (split chick pea)-1/2 cup
Water-4 cups (same cup as above!)
Turmeric (Haldi) powder-1/2 tea spoon
Salt–1/2 tea spoon or to taste
Garlic-2 pieces
Ginger-1 inch
Cumin-whole (Jeera)– 1/2 tea spoon
Garam Masala (mixture of common Indian spices) crushed -1/2 tea spoon
Desi Ghee (clarified butter)-2 tea spoon
Fresh Coriander (optional)


Wash the Chana Dal. Put the cooker on flame and add desi ghee (Clarified butter). When the ghee heats up, add the cumin seeds for browning.  Add the chopped up onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 minutes.  Add the tomatoes and sauté for another minute. Add the dal, turmeric, salt, water and garam masala. Close the lid and let it come to full pressure. Reduce flame (to Sim) and let it cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the flame and let the cooker cool down. 
Your simple Chana dal is ready.
© Copyright Prasenjeet Kumar 2013

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