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 Chana Dali (Bengal Gram Dal) 
  • 2 cups Bengal gram dal
  • 1/4 cup Grated coconut
  • 2 small sticks Cinnamon
  • 4 Cardamoms (black)
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Panch phoran
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • Salt (As per taste)
Wash and boil the dal with salt, turmeric and sugar till it is completely cooked. Grind the coconut, cardamoms, cloves, cumin seeds, coriander seeds to a fine powder. Add this powder into the dal with very little water and pepper powder. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

In a small pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee and add the panch phutana. Fry till the seeds start crackling and then pour into the dal. Simmer for 1-2 minutes.

Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Other Details
Serves: 4 Time: 25 mins.

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Category: Main Course | State: Orissa | Submitted by: System


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