Chana dal pepper stir fry / Kadala parippu pepper curry

Chana dal pepper stir fry is very easy to make and delicious too. You need only a few ingredients to make this curry. It makes for a comfort meal when paired with chapathis and rice.


Chana dal – 1cup
Onion – 1 small
Green chillies – 4 no
Pepper powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 /4 tsp
Curry leaves
Curry leaves


Pressure cook dal with green chillies, curry leaves, salt and water. Cook it for 2- 3 whistles ( don’t overcook). Set aside.

Pour oil in a pan. Saute onion till it turns translucent on medium heat. Now add pepper powder and turmeric powder. When the raw smell leaves, add cooked chana dal to this and allow it to boil for few minutes. When the curry thickens, switch  off the stove. Serve along with chapatis.  

7 thoughts on “Chana dal pepper stir fry / Kadala parippu pepper curry”

  1. I love to add pepper to my dal preparations..I crush some peppercorns and add them 🙂 Good one!!
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