Daal Channa


1 cup chana daal
7 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp corriander powder
1 tblsp tamarind pulp
1 tsp sugar
1 tblsp vegetable oil
1/4 tsp black mustard seeds
1 chopped garlic clove


•    Soak the chana daal in 4 cup water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain.
•    Boil 3 cups water and the salt in a pan.
•    Add the chana dal, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 min.
•    Stir the dal when cooked.
•    Add cayenne, turmeric, cumin, coriander, sugar and tamarind pulp (skin & seeds removed).
•    Stir well and allow to simmer uncovered.
•    In a separate frying pan, heat the vegetble oil over low heat and add the mustard seeds and chopped garlic to it.
•    When the oil gets hot, add the oil mixture to the simmering pot of dal.
•    Immediately cover the pot and keep covered for 2 min. while the dal continues to simmer.
•    Cook chana daal uncovered for another 5 min. and the dal is ready to be served with rice or bread.