Chana dal stir fry l Kadala parippu ularthiyathu

Chana dal 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.

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Chana dal/split chickpeas/Kadala parippu- 1 1/2 cups
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Green chilli – 2 nos
Salt as needed
Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Shallots/Kunjulli – 1/4 cup
Garlic, chopped- 1 tbsp
Kashmiri chilli powder – 2 tsp


Wash and soak chana dal for 30 minutes. In a pressure cooker, add dal, salt, green chilli, curry leaves and 3 cups of water. Cook for 3 whistles and switch off the stove. When the pressure is released, open the cooker.

Heat oil in a pan. Allow mustard seeds to splutter. Now add chopped onions and garlic. Saute well. When the onion turns brown in colour, add red chilli powder and saute on low flame. Add cooked dal. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the dal starts to thicken. Switch off the stove. Serve hot with chapatis or rice.

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