chana dal fry

Chana dal fry

Preparation time chana dal fry-40 minutes

Ingredients chana dal fry:

  • Split bengal gram(chana dal)-250 gm(soaked for one hour in water)
  • Chopped onion-1(large)
  • Chopped tomato-2(medium)
  • Black cardamom(crushed)-1
  • Cloves(lavang)-2
  • Mace(javitri)-1/2
  • Cinnamon(dalchini)-1/3 inch
  • Sugar-1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Fresh or dry coconut(chopped)-1 tbsp(optional)
  • Ginger garlic(grated/paste)-1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tbsp
  • Dry red chilli-2
  • Bay leaves-2
  • Asafoetida(hing)-1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1/3 tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped coriander leaves-1/3 cup
  • Cooking oil-4 tbsp
  • Ghee-2 tbsp


  • Add the soaked dal and 2 glass of water(500 ml)in pressure cooker pan.
  • Close the lid of pressure cooker and Boil it for 2 whistles on high flame.
  • After 2 whistles, turn off the flame and let the cooker cool down.
  • Heat a pan, add oil and let it heat properly.
  • Add black cardamom, cloves, mace, Cinnamon and sugar, fry it for few seconds.
  • Add asafoetida, bay leaves, dry red chill and cumin seeds, fry it for few seconds on medium flame.
  • Put ginger garlic paste, mix it and fry it for 1/2 minute on medium flame.
  • Add onions and Fry it for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Add tomato and cook it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame(cover the pan).
  • Put turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix it properly.
  • Add boiled dal, coconut and salt in the pan, mix it well.
  • Add one glass(250 ml) of water and stir it well, cover the pan and let it come to boil on high flame.
  • Put garam masala powder, mix it well and turn off the flame.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and ghee.
  • Chana dal fry is ready to serve, serve it with jeera rice or plain steam rice.

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