|chana toor dal|
Chana toor dal makes for a good combination. They taste great together and also make a protein rich dal. Ever since I tried it, it has become a regular in my home.
Recipe of chana toor dal mix
1/2 cup chana dal (split Bengal gram)
1/2 cup toor dal (red gram/arhar/toovar dal)
2 & 1/2 cups of water
2 tomatoes- chopped
Salt to taste (or 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp rai (small mustard seeds)
How to make chana toor dal
1. Wash the dals thoroughly with several changes of water. Soak them for about 20 minutes. Drain.
2. Add dals, water, tomatoes, salt, red chilli and turmeric powders to pressure cooker. Cook for about 10 minutes on high heat. Open the lid of the cooker when pressure drops down naturally.
3. Heat ghee in a small tadka pan and add cumin seeds and rai. When they pop and crackle, add hing. Add this tadka (tempering) to the cooked dal.
4. Garnish chana toor dal with chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) and serve hot with roti or rice.