Chana Dal ๐ŸŒถ๐ŸŒถ

Chana Dal has just about everything I love in a curry. Itโ€™s easy and quick to prepare, packed with plenty of flavour and just the right amount of heat. Comfort food with a slightly sweet and nutty taste and the added bonus of being super healthy. If you manage to have leftovers, it will keep well for a couple of days enhancing the flavour and texture.
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Chana Dal
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Place the dal in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the vegetables and have them on standby
  3. If using whole coriander seeds, dry roast them in a small frying pan (donโ€™t add any oil) on low heat for 5 minutes shaking the pan regularly until they change colour slightly. Grind the seeds in a mortar and pestle and set aside. Alternatively, you can use ground coriander.
  4. In a large, heavy based pot, heat the oil on low. Fry off the mustard and fenugreek seeds for a couple of minutes to release their fragrance (you will hear the seeds popping). Add the onion, ginger, garlic and chilli and sautรฉ for 10 minutes or until soft.
  5. Add the curry leaves, turmeric, chilli flakes and ground coriander. Pour on the coconut milk and mix to combine.
  6. Add the dal, salt and all of the vegetables then the lemon juice. Top with enough water to come just under the level of the vegetables.
  7. Bring to a gentle simmer with the lid on and cook for approximately 30 to 40 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your liking . If there is too much liquid you can remove the lid towards the end and reduce it to your desired consistency.
  8. Just before serving, liberally scatter the curry with fresh coriander leaves (no need to mix it through). Serve with basmati rice
Recipe Notes

Green chilli, chana dal, onion & spices

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