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Chana Dal Recipe

Chana Dal Ingredients:

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    Chana Dal Recipe

    1 cup chana daal (soaked for an hour but not necessary)

  • 1 teaspoon haldi
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 onion chopped 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup ghee or half stick of butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • green chili or red to taste
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon zeera ground and 1tbs. chopped cilantro (hara dhania dhania) for garnish

How to make Chana Dal

  • Add the daal in a small sauce pan with 1 glass of water to cover the daal add 1/2 teaspoon haldi,1 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil.
  • Cook until the daal is tender but not to soft.
  • In another pot saute the onions and garlic until they are golden.
  • Add tomato,half teaspoon haldi,pepper and spices.
  • Cook until tomato is tender.
  • Add the daal including the water that it cooked in.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until desired thickness.
  • Chana Dal Recipe is ready to serve.
Chana Dal Recipe

Chana Dal Samosa Recipe

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Chana Dal Samosa Ingredients:

  • 1cup chana dal
  • red chilly-1tsp
  • black pepper powder- ½
  • aniseed- ½ tsp
  • cumin seed- ½ tsp
  • clove powder- 1tsp
  • cinnamon stick – 1
  • garam masala-1tsp
  • 1tsp amchoor,
  • 1tbs chat masala,
  • salt to taste
  • oil for frying.

For The Dough:

  • 1 cup fine flour
  • 2tbsp oil,
  • salt
  • water.

How to make Chana dal Samosa:

  • Soak the dal till 6 hour.
  • Now grind it with asafetida.
  • Take a bowl add fine flour, oil, salt water and make a stiff dough and set a side.
  • Heat the oil into a kadahi now add aniseed, cumin seed, , red chilly and cook for a minutes.
  • Now add chana dal now fry for fifteen minutes.
  • Add garam masala, chat masala, amchoor, clove, cinnamon stick salt and and set aside.
  • Cut the dough into small pieces and make a round cake now fold it from middle and make a semi circle.
  • Fold it into conical shape and stuff dal mixture.
  • Heat the oil into kadahi now deep fry all samosa till it turn golden brown.

Chana Dal Pakora Recipe

Chana Dal Pakora Recipe Image
Chana Dal Pakora Recipe Image


  • 3/4 Cup Chana Dal
  • 1/4 Tsp Sombu/Fennel Seeds
  • 2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1/2 Cup chopped Mint Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Coriander Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup chopped Curry Leaves
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to deep fry

How to make Chana Dal Pakora:

  • Soak chana dal for 6 hours and drain water completely.
  • Grind chana dal along with fennel seeds coarsely.
  • Transfer this into a bowl and add sliced onion, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves, curry leaves and salt.
  • Mix everything.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Deep fry the mix in small clusters till golden brown.

Chana Dal Paratha Recipe


For the filling:

  • 2 cups water
  • 225gms/11/8 cup chana dal soaked in 2 cups of water for 15 min. then drain
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp amchoor powder

For the dough:

  • 4 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • water for kneading

How to make Channa Dal Paratha:

For filling:

  • Boil water in a pan on high heat.
  • Add chana dal salt and turmeric, stir and bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook till dal is tender but not mushy about 35 min.
  • Drain off excess water if any.
  • Allow to cool add all the remaining ingredients.

for dough:

  • Mix flour salt ghee and water to make a soft dough.
  • Knead till the dough is smooth.
  • Keep covered with a damp cloth for 30 min.
    Now make 12 balls.
    On a floured board roll out each ball of dough fill in the filling.
  • Now roll into a paratha.
  • Heat the tava into medium flame put the parathas on tava and cook on both sides applying ghee.
  • Cook remaining balls in the same way.
  • Serve hot accomplished with curd or tomato chutney or achar.
Bengal Gram Paratha Recipe
Chana dal Paratha Recipe

Chatpati Chana Dal Recipe


  • 2 cups chana dal
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Onion ,chopped
  • Oil half cup
  • Lemon juice 2 lemons

For Garnishing:

  • 2 green chilies,
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves,chopped
  • 1/2 cup Onion rings
  • 2 lemon,slices


  • Soak the dal for 2-3 hrs.
  • Chopped the onion and fry in hot oil, till pinkish in colour, then add cumin and fry .
  • Now add chana dal ,salt, red chilli powder and add water to cover.
  • Let it cook on medium fire first and then on slow fire till the water is dry.
  • Add lemon juice .
  • Garnish with green chilli, coriander leaves, lemon slices and onion rings.
  • Chatpati Chana Dal is ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!
Chatpati Chana Dal Recipe
Chatpati Chana Dal Recipe