Chana dal with Cucumber Recipe

chana dal with cucumber
chana dal with cucumber
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AuthorDevinaCategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss RecipesDifficultyBeginner

Unique low calorie dal recipe that tasts best with Roti and rice.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

Ingredients

Directions

Chana dal with Cucumber Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chana dal (split bengal gram)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste

How to prepare

  1. Wash chana dal with water and soak it for about 1 hour. Drain the water and keep the dal aside.
  2. Add 2 cups of water and soaked dal in a pressure cooker and cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil on medium flame in a pan and add cumin seeds. When the seeds begin to crackle add cooked dal, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add salt and cucumber pieces and cook for 10-15 minutes on low flame. Let the cucumber get tender and crisp.
  5. Add some water if the dal seems thick.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Important: You can add some water to adjust the consistency of the dal as required.

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