Sunday, July 25, 2010


INGREDIENTS:  Channa dal - 1cup
                             Onions - 1big size chopped finely
                             Green chillies - 2 slits
                             Tomatoes - 1big chopped finely
                              Ginger garlic paste - 2tsp
                              Daneya powder - 1tsp
                              Jeera powder - 1tsp
                              Chilli powder - 1tbsp
                               Garam masala - 1/2tsp
                              Fresh coriander leaves - 1tbsp finely chopped


1. Chop onions , green chillies and tomatoes finely.
2. Grind ginger garlic to a fine paste.
3. Keep  cooker on gas  add oil and heat it.
4. Now add chopped onions and green chillies.

5. Saute well till onion turns transparent .
6. Now add ginger garlic paste.

7. Fry nicely until the raw smell disappears.
8. Now add haldi, salt, and chopped tomatoes.

9. Saute well until the oil comes out.

10. Now add chilli powder and mix well.

11. Then add the channa dal and mix well.

12. Add water and let it boil.

13. As this is dal allow it to pressure cook for 4whistles.

14. Add chopped fresh coriander leaves and garam masala..............

goes very good with hot rice or kerala dish puttu......................
we had this with puttu for dinner......


  1. nice step by step pics...channa masala looks great

  2. channa masala looks spicy n delicious ...yummy yum


  3. Channa masala looks yummy, u have a beautiful space..

  4. Hi first time visiting your blog...
    It looks spicy....

    When you find time visit my blog

    and would like to invite you to participate in the event conducted in my blog by sending your super recipes...


  5. Dear Viju
    I am delighted to see your comment at my blog...
    You have an amazing space and postings..
    This dish is very new for me and will try soon as a radical departure from Bong chana dal.
    You are a vege I even if I post non vege dishes, I try to put a vege option too.
    I liked the introduction in your profile.
    . I liked those small but precious postings, a camera from hubby , or the tatoo. Let me see what all you have here :-)
    Have a nice week

  6. hey first time here....nice collections....loved the dal....following u :)