Chana Dal

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Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
Makes: 2 Servings
Spice Level: 3 chilies


1 cup Laxmi Chana Dal
3 1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Laxmi Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Laxmi Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Laxmi Cumin Seeds
1/4 tsp Laxmi Garam Masala
1 tbsp Laxmi Ghee
1/2 tsp Laxmi Garlic Paste


1.Soak the Laxmi chana dal in 4 cup water for 2-3 hours then wash and drain.

2.Boil 3 cups water, Laxmi garlic paste, Laxmi turmeric and the salt in a pan. Add the Laxmi chana dal, cover the pan and cook over medium flame for 30 min or till the dal is tender and stiring occasionally.

3.Stir the dal when cooked.

4.For the tempering heat Laxmi ghee in a pan and when hot add Laxmi cumin seeds.

5.When the seeds begin to sputter add garlic. Stir well and fry till the garlic turns light brown.

6.Add the Laxmi red chili powder and stirring it, pour it immediately over the cooked dal and cover the pot.

7.Easy chana dal is ready to be served with Laxmi rice or bread.

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