Chana Dhal (Or Dal) Recipe
8 oz chana dhal
1 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
2 green chilies, split
1 tbsp corn oil
1 tsp mustard seed
1 medium onion, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely sliced
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Wash peas in cold running water. When water runs clear set aside to
soak for 4 hours.
Drain peas and put in sauce pan wit turmeric, salt, and green
chilies. Add enough water to cover by 1 inch, and bring to a boil.
Partly cover pan, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour or until water
has been absorbed and peas are tender but not mushy. Add more water
Meanwhile, heat corn oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and cover
pan. Saute for 2 minutes.
Uncover pan, add onion and garlic, fry until golden. Stir in cayenne
pepper and cook for 30 seconds. Add cooked spices to the peas. Stir
cook for 2 minutes. Serve hot.
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