Dal Recipe

Dal Pic: Priya Q


Like my mom few of you will find this dish a bit bland…I somehow liked it when I had this at my aunt’s place…though my aunt doesn’t eat onions I have used it…Onions give a nice touch to it :))…… It tastes quite good with idiyappam …which I normally used to have with Vegetable Stew or Egg Curry…this dal recipe is a welcome variation to the combo !! and its unbelievably simple!


Chana dal – 1 cup ( dried split chickpeas)

Green Chilli – 1 to 2 nos (Split lengthwise)

Onion – 1 no (finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 3 to 4

Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste


  1. Pressure cook the chana dal along with green chillies
  2. Remove the chilli from the cooked dal
  3. In a small pan fry curry leaves and chopped onions till golden brown and add to the dal
  4. Add coconut milk and salt
  5. Serve hot with idiyappams or rice


till next time…happy cooking!

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