It appears that you are currently using Ad Blocking software. What are the consequences? Click here to learn more.

Pratibha's Dry Chana Dal


Descriptions: "This is good enough to be a meal in itself!" Pratibha tells me.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chana dal
  • 1 cup thinly sliced onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped tender fenugreek leaves (there is no good alternative for fenugreek leaves, but if you can’t find them, then use some finely chopped dill)
  • 1-inch stick cinnamon
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp sugar (optional, or you can choose your favorite sweetener)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp oil or clarified butter

Preparation:

  • Clean, wash and soak dal for 15 minutes. Boil till soft (not completely breaking) in at least 5 cups of water along with turmeric. Drain water (this water along with a little dal can be saved to make the lentil soup recipe). Heat oil in a heavy saucepan. Add coarsely ground cardamoms, cloves, and bay leaf along with cumin seeds. Fry till they start sputtering, then add onions. Stir fry until light brown. Add the dal, lemon juice, and fenugreek leaves. Stir gently. Take care not to mash up dal too much. Serve hot with rice or Indian roti or even bread.

Source:

Contributed by Pratibha Anand in Gothenburg, Sweden, via email.

[Go Back] Go back to Home Page

Go back to the chana dal page.

Last modified: July 14, 2005

Never Miss An Update

Subscribe to my free newsletter “Diabetes Update”

I send out my newsletter on first of every month. It covers new articles and columns that I have written and important developments in diabetes generally that you may have missed.

Your Email Address

Most Popular Articles and Blog Posts


The Biggest Diabetes Scams
Deprescribing Diabetes Drugs
David’s Guide to Getting our A1C Under 6.0 Use this device if needles frighten you
What Really Satisfies The Food Insulin Index Trumps Carb Counting
Diagnosis of Diabetes NPH Insulin Works Well - If you Mix It Enough
Glycemic Values of Common American Foods When you Control your Diabetes, You Aren’t at risk for Dementia
The Normal A1C Level Chia Seeds
Controlling the Dawn Phenomenon Snake Oil Supplements

Advertisement
Never Miss An Update!
Advertisement
I comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information. You can verify my HONcode certificate here.