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Urad Chana Dal



Urad Chana Dal is a type of Indian lentil dish made from a combination of split black gram (urad dal) and split chickpeas (chana dal). It is also called as Maa ki dal in North India. It is often served as a side dish with rice or roti. The dal is cooked with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chili powder, and is simmered till thick. Urad Chana Dal is a nutritious and flavorful dish that is high in protein and fiber. It is also a great source of iron, calcium, and other essential vitamins and minerals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Urad Dal

1/3 cup

Chana Dal

1/3 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


green chillies, finely chopped



1 tablespoon


a pinch

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves for garnish



Step 1:

Soak the Urad and Chana Dal in water for at least 2 hours.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

Add the asafoetida and chopped onion and sauté until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and sauté until they are soft.

Step 6:

Add the coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, amchur powder and salt. Mix well.

Step 7:

Add the soaked Urad Chana Dal and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 2 cups of water and close the lid of the pressure cooker.

Step 9:

Cook for 3-4 whistles or until the dal is cooked.

Step 10:

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with chapatis or rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 17150 users have chowed down on Urad Chana Dal a whopping 44131 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

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

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Urad Chana 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: Urad Chana Dal is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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