Sukhi Chana Dal


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Sukhi chana dal is a dry lentil preparation with kabuli chana or chickpeas cooked with onions, tomatoes, chillies and Indian spice powders. Enjoy this sensational and delicious sookha chana with Paratha or puri.

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Sukhi Chana Dal recipe - How to make Sukhi Chana Dal

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  1. Clean, wash, soak dal for 15 minutes.
  2. Boil in 5 cups water, adding turmeric and salt.
  3. Either pressure cook or boil till just soft.
  4. Drain water.
  5. Heat ghee in a heavy saucepan.
  6. Add all spices, broken coarsely, and cumin seeds.
  7. Allow to splutter, add onions. Stirfry till light brown.
  8. Add dal, lemon juice, masalas and fenugreek leaves. Stir gently.
  9. Take care not to mash up dal too much.
  10. Serve hot with rice and kadhi, or paratha and a gravy vegetable.

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This recipe was contributed by vinodsharma on 15 Jul 2014

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