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Chane ki Dal



Chane ki Dal is a healthy, protein packed and delicious Indian dish where bengal gram is cooked in a spicy onion tomato gravy. It is paired with roti or rice.The dal is first boiled till tender and then cooked with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and spices. Chane ki dal adds protein and fiber along with vitamins and minerals. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal

1 cup

onion, chopped


tomato, chopped


cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder

1/2 teaspoon

dry mango powder

1/2 teaspoon


1 tablespoon

Salt to taste


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash and soak the chana dal in water for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add chopped tomato and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add all the dry spices and mix well.

Step 6:

Add the soaked chana dal and mix well.

Step 7:

Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste.

Step 8:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 9:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and check if the dal is cooked.

Step 10:

Serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 11605 users have chowed down on Chane ki Dal a whopping 21848 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Indore, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chane ki Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chane ki Dal, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chane ki Dal is the food of choice for 19-23 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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