Channa Dal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 80.3
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.0 mg
  • Sodium: 389.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 0.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    1C channa dal
    1t black tea leaves
    1t salt
    5C + 1T water
    3T ghee
    1/2t cumin seeds
    1/4C finely chopped onion
    1T scraped,finely chopped fresh ginger root
    1/2t tumeric
    1/2t ground cumin
    1/2t corriander
    1/2t garam masala
    1/4t red pepper flakes
    1T finely chopped cilantro


Soak dal overnight. Drain and put into a 3-4 quart saucepan and add tea leaves, salt and 4 C water. Boil over high heat, partially cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 1 hour.

In another pan, heat ghee over high heat until water droplet sputters when added. Add cumin seeds and stir 30 seconds; add onion and ginger. Lower heat to moderate and, stirring constantly, fry 7-8 minutes or until onion is soft and goden. WATCH HEAT AND ADJUST ACCORDINGLY! Stir in tumeric, cumin, corriander, garam masala, red pepper flakes and 1T water. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over high heat, cover tightly, reduce heat to low and simmer 2-5 minutes. Stir into channa dal and continute cooking for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

Serving Size: 6 servings

TAGS:  Vegetarian Meals |

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