Learn How To Cook Split Chickpea Dal Assamese Style

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Learn How To Cook Split Chickpea Dal Assamese Style

Learn How To Cook Split Chickpea Dal Assamese Style

 

A tasty simple Split Chickpea Dal in Assamese Style is a perfect way to complement the veggies that you have cooked. It is a delicious lentil dish cooked with Bengal gram or Chana dal. Split Chickpea Dal is a simple yet a tasty meal flavoured with coconut, ghee and an assortment of whole spices.

No onions, no tomatoes, no ginger and no garlic… yet extremely palatable and mouthwatering, this dish of Split Chickpea Dal tastes mildly spicy and packed with nutrition as it is a power packed source of nutrition with zinc, folate, calcium, protein and is low in fat content.

My father is extremely fond of this preparation and so am I. The taste and the aroma of it is simply out of the world and aewsome. The best part is that it won’t take up your time and resources. Once the Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal is cooked in the pressure cooker it only takes 2-3 minutes to prepare the whole dish. It is best served with bilahir tokputhi machsteamed basmati rice or just chapattis and bharwa karela for a leisure Sunday.

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Learn How To Make Split Chickpea Dal Assamese Style

A tasty simple Split Chickpea Dal in Assamese Style is a perfect way to complement the veggies that you have cooked. It is a delicious lentil dish cooked with Bengal gram or Chana dal. Split Chickpea Dal is a simple yet a tasty meal flavoured with coconut, ghee and an assortment of whole spices.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Assamese, Indian
Keyword Split Chickpea Dal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 26 kcal
Author Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Chana Dal/split chickpeas
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • ½ Cup Coconut chopped
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Clove
  • ¼ Cup Raisins
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • Cups Water

For Tadka/Tempering

  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon
  • 4 Cardamom
  • 2 Whole Red Chilli

Instructions

  1. Soak a cup of Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal for about twenty minutes.

  2. Take ghee in a pan, add chopped coconut to it and pan fry coconut until golden brown.

  3. Take soaked Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, raisins, fried coconut, turmeric, salt and sugar to the cooker.

  4. Mix thoroughly, add water and pressure cook it.

Preparation of Tadka/Tempering:

  1. Take ghee in a pan; add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and red chilli whole.
  2. Sauté them thoroughly with the ghee.
  3. Pour it over the cooked dal in the pressure cooker and mix well.

  4. Serve the Assamese Style Chana Dal hot with the garnishing of chopped and fried coconut. Complement it with bilahir tok, poori, steamed basmati rice, puthi mach or bharwa karela

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Recipe Name: Split Chickpea Dal

Author: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai

Description: A tasty simple Split Chickpea Dal in Assamese Style is a perfect way to complement the veggies that you have cooked. It is a delicious lentil dish cooked with Bengal gram or Chana dal. Split Chickpea Dal is a simple yet a tasty meal flavoured with coconut, ghee and an assortment of whole spices. The best part is that it won't take up your time and resources. Once the Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal is cooked in the pressure cooker it only takes 2-3 minutes to prepare the whole dish. It is best served with steamed rice or just chapattis and bharwa karela/puthi mach for a leisure Sunday.

Preperation time: 20

Cook Time: 10

Total Time: 30

Type: lentils, dal, main course

Recipe Yield: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients: 1 Cup Chana Dal/split chickpeas, 1 tsp Ghee, ½ Cup Coconut chopped, 1 Stick Cinnamon, 1 Bay Leaf, 1 Clove, ¼ Cup Raisins, ½ tsp Turmeric, ½ tsp Salt, A pinch of Sugar, 2½ Cups Water, For Tadka/Tempering, 1 tsp Ghee, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 2 Bay Leaves, 2 Cloves, 1 Stick Cinnamon, 4 Cardamom, 2 Whole Red Chilli

Recipe Instructions: Soak a cup of Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal for about twenty minutes. Take ghee in a pan, add chopped coconut to it and pan fry coconut until golden brown. Take soaked Chana Dal/Split Chickpea Dal in a pressure cooker and add cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, raisins, fried coconut, turmeric, salt and sugar to the cooker. Mix thoroughly, add water and pressure cook it. Preparation of Tadka/Tempering: Take ghee in a pan; add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and red chilli whole. Sauté them thoroughly with the ghee. Pour it over the cooked dal in the pressure cooker and mix well. Serve the Assamese Style Chana Dal hot with the garnishing of chopped and fried coconut. Complement it with bilahir tok, poori, steamed basmati rice, puthi mach or bharwa karela

Calories: 64

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Summary

Serve the Assamese Style Chana Dal hot with the garnishing of chopped and fried coconut. Complement it with bilahir tok, poori, steamed basmati riceputhi mach or bharwa karela

Pros

No onions, no tomatoes, no ginger and no garlic… yet extremely palatable and mouthwatering, this dish of Split Chickpea Dal tastes mildly spicy and packed with nutrition as it is a power packed source of nutrition with zinc, folate, calcium, protein and is low in fat content.

Cons

Soak for an hour before cooking.

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