Sunday, September 7, 2008

Spicy Boiled Lentil (bengal gram) (ubali hui chane ki dal)

Split chick peas with skin removed is chana dal or Bengal gram ,widely used in Indian food.Quite healthy as it is full of protein.
We usually prepare this boiled dal for iftar as its nutritious and very easy to prepare. This is my ramazan special recipe and goes for the event of "joy from feasting to fasting".

1 cup chana dal
green chillies 4-5
cilantro 3/4 cup
mint leaves 3/4 cup
fresh lemon one medium sized
black pepper powder a pinch
salt to taste

Boil chana dal till its very soft but not sticky. To save time of boiling I prefer to soak dal for 3-4 hrs.
Grind or chop finely green chillies, cilantro and mint leaves.
Mix this finely chopped mixture to dal.
Add salt , black pepper and squeeze in fresh lemon juice.
Mix well and serve.

I prepare this quite often and sometimes I substitute the lentils with frozen corn to prepare spicy corn.(add cumin powder if you use corn)


meeso said...

This sound so good with all the mint and cilantro! I love the green color!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Once i had this in one of the Iftar parties but i think she did not boil that chana dal, when i asked her she said they will soak chana dal overnight and bagar it. This looks gr8 and yummy. Inshallah i will try this out soon.

Anjum said...

its a must in iftar..,lovely its the same way i make it

Ronin said...

bhot jaldi bunjatay....mixing is a good idea. will try.

jija said...

Can any one give me the perfect haleem recipe please?

Mona said...

Maimoona, Khatte Chane is a necessary item for iftaar in my house for almost everyday. Its healthy, refreshing and delicious. I prepare it exactly the same way too.