Alan's Chana Dal
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Chana dal's prized taste and low glycemic index makes it a great choice among lentils and beans. Alan's chana dal brings out the best of the chana dal's flavours with a delicious taste. Enjoy with rice or roti.
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Alan's Chana Dal recipe - How to make Alan's Chana Dal
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2 hours 30 minutes
- Check over and clean the chana dal and place in a heavy, coverable pot.
- Add water, ginger, and turmeric. bring to a boil over medium heat, skim, and reduce to a low simmer (covered).
- After an hour, remove the top and stir every 5 minutes or so for a total of 1/2 hour.
- It will have thickened up nicely and want to stick near the end.
- Remove the 2 ginger slices.
- In another pan, prepare the seasoning. a little peanut or canola oil in a non-stick fry pan works well.
- Fry a head of garlic cloves (peeled and chopped), some cayenne, cumin seeds and salt.
- You can also add garam masala, an indian spice mixture that varies by region.
- Brown them all, then dump the whole thing into the simmering dal and clamp the lid on.
- Careful here, because the hot oil can splash you.
- Cook for a few minutes and serve over hot spiced basmati rice.
- You can also use tomatoes and onions.
This recipe was contributed by mcgraff on 13 Oct 2001
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