Thursday, September 10, 2009

Channa Dal

Here's another yummy recipe for you from my mum in law

  • 1 cup channa dal or chick peas garbanzo beans to us
  • 2 big tomatoes chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
  • 1 curry leave
  • a small stick of Cinnamon 
  • one clove
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • fennel seeds
  1. soak the channa overnight, then pressure cook it for 3 whistles
  2. in a separate pan, heat canola oil and then add cinnamon, clove, green chili, fennel seeds and curry leaves for 2 min
  3. add onion saute for a few minutes then add ginger/garlic paste and tomatoes
  4. let it reduce down to a paste, then add masala powder, coriander and cumin and channa
  5. turn the heat to low and simmer for a further 15 min, garnish with cilantro
This dish goes great with chapati, its a great source of protein and fiber, copper, folate and manganese.



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