Chana Dal with Cucumber


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Chana dal in addition to protein provides a good source of iron and fibre while cucumber, added to enhance the flavours, contributes minimal calories and no fat to your diet. Serve hot with rice or chapatis to square up your meal.

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Serves 4.
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Ingredients

Method
  1. Wash and soak the chana dal in water for at least an hour. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Add 2 cups water to the soaked dal and pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes, till the dal is cooked.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
  4. Add the cooked dal, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the cucumber and salt and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes till the cucumber is tender, but still a little crisp. Add some water, if required to adjust the consistency.
  6. Garnish with the coriander and serve hot with rice or chapatis.
Nutrient values per serving
AmountCarbohydrateEnergyFatFibreProtein
48 gm.19.2 gm.124 kcal.2.9 gm.1.3 gm.5.3 gm.
RECIPE SOURCE : Healthy Heart CookbookBuy this cookbook
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 on 06 Aug 12 11:34 AM


Pressure cooked chana dal has a great mouth feel and the yellowish brown dal pieces look good and have a great mouth feel. Mildly spiced, healthy and tasty.
 on 03 Aug 12 09:58 AM


Late last night I realised I was running low on vegetables for the next day's packed lunch. A random search for something involving chanadal led me to this recipe.With hardly any advance preparations the dish turned out a real saviour and is definitely a novel and healthy one. The precise measurements and mention of the specific cooking utensils are a great help.Tarla aunty, a big thanks to you and your team.