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Channa Dal Curry

Bengal gram or channa dal curry
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup Bengal gram soaked for an hour but not neccasary, Kadalaparippu
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt As reqd
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • or
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1 no Onion chopped
  • 3 nos Garlic pods minced
  • Green chillies As reqd
  • 1 no Tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds ground
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds(crushed) Jeerakam
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves chopped


  • Add the dal in a small sauce pan with 1 glass of water to cover the dal.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of salt and bring to a boil. Cook until the dal is tender but not to soft.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Saute the onions and garlic until they are golden.
  • Add tomato followed by 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder, green chillies, ground coriander and crushed cumin seeds.
  • Cook until the tomatoes become tender.
  • Add the dal including the water that it cooked in.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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