Khatta Chana Dal


250 gms chana dal (garbanzos)
1/2 cup tamarind pulp or juice
2 medium sized onions, chopped
4 tomatoes, sliced
3-4 green chilies, chopped
1" piece ginger, chopped
1 tbsp fine chana masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp roasted black cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander powder
2 tbsp oil
Fresh coriander, chopped
Khatta Chana Dal


1. Wash chana dal and soak it overnight. Boil the soaked chana dal in a cooker for 15 minutes. Leave the chana dal aside and allow it to cool.

2. Heat a pan or karahi with 2 tbsp oil and add roasted black cumin seeds, coriander powder, chana masala, red chili powder, salt and fry for 1-2 minutes.

3. Also add ginger, chopped onions, green chilies, tomatoes and continue frying.

4. Now, add tamarind juice to the above mixture and mix them well.

5. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add chana dal to the mixture and cook for another 5-6 minutes.

6. Garnish with onion slices, tomato slices, and fresh coriander.

7. Serve with parathas, bread, or bhaturas.

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