Chana dal with Cucumber Recipe

chana dal with cucumber
chana dal with cucumber

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



Chana dal with Cucumber Recipe


  • 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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