Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Navratri special Channa dal curry (w/o onion garlic)

Try this channa dal curry. U will love this ..channa dal curry with puri is a perfect meal while you fast.


Channa dal/ Bengal gram- 1 cup soaked
1-2  medium size Potato- wahed peeled & cut in to cubes
1 large size tomato –chopped
Salt to taste
2 bayleaves
2tsp- ginger & green chilli paste
Desi ghee- 1-2 tblsp
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Roasted cumin seeds powder (jeera lanka gunda)
Sugar – a pinch
Coriander-cumin powder- 1tsp
Garam masala powder- 1tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves/ kasturi methi- 1tblsp
Grated coconut- 2tblsp
Turmeric powder- 1tsp
Hing/ asafoetida- a pinch
Red chlli powder- 1-2 tsp as per your taste
Coriander leaves chopped for garnishing


Pressure cook channa dal with water, ginger paste, chopped tomatoes, potaoto cubes, bay leaves, & salt till channa dal becomes soft.
Take a kadai/pan. Heat ghee. Add hing then add cumin seeds & 2-3 dry red chillies. when they start crackling add dried fenugreek leaves. Fry for some time thn add turmeric powder , red chilli powder & coriander cumin powder. Stir & immediately pour the boiled channa dal. Mix well. add a pinch of sugar to it. Adjust salt. Then add the grated coconut & mix well. switch off the flame. 
Add roasted cumin powder & garam masala powder.cover with a lid for 5-10 min. Then mix well & add chopped coriander leaves. Goes well with puri/ chapatti/ paratha..

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