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Chutney, be it of any kind, is the Indian version of the ‘cherry’ on the cake. It makes everything tastier and adds zest to our meals. There are different kinds of chutneys, the most popular being the spicy green chutney that can be eaten with everything, ranging from sandwiches to dhoklas. But there is another chutney that is as good as the green one – the chana dal chutney. It’s made with Bengal grams (a variety of chickpea).
Chana dal chutney is that yummy and spicy accompaniment you have when you are dining at an authentic South Indian restaurant. But this spicy chutney goes well with everything and has a scope that extends beyond the South Indian cuisine. If you want a break from the good old green chutney, try this chana dal chutney recipe. You won’t regret it.
Let’s take a glance at the nutrition facts before we move on to the chana dal chutney recipe.
Serving size: 1 tbsp ( approximately 14g)
|Vitamin A||1% of the daily recommended value|
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)||10% of the daily recommended value|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||3% of the daily recommended value|
|Folic Acid||8% of the daily recommended value|
|Calcium||4% of the daily recommended value|
|Iron||3% of the daily recommended value|
|Zinc||2% of the daily recommended value|
|Potassium||2% of the daily recommended value|
Chana dal ki chutney is an underappreciated marvel of the Indian cuisine. Using this chana dal chutney recipe, you can reinvent your dishes.
Here’s a simple chana dal chutney recipe you can follow at home.
1/2 cup chana dal
1/2 cup grated coconut (optional)
5-6 dry red chillies (you can decrease the count if you are not spice-hearted)
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1/4 cup whisked curd (optional)
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 cup water
Place a pan on the heat and add oil to it.
Once the oil is heated, add the chana dal and roast it until golden (2-3 minutes).
Add the grated coconut (optional) and stir for 2 minutes.
Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool slightly. Then transfer it in a mixer-grinder.
Add curd and water. Then grind the mixture to a smooth paste (don’t make it too runny).
Add the ginger, two to three chillies, tamarind paste, and salt, then grind it again.
Transfer the mixture into a bowl.
Heat the pan again and add some oil.
Once the oil is heated, add asafoetida powder, the rest of the red chillies, the curry leaves, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. Let them crackle.
Pour this tempered, crackled mixture on the smooth paste. That’s it. Your chutney is ready!
Now that you know chana dal chutney recipe, it’s time to tell you what goes well with it. All South Indian delicacies are definitely perfect, but if the foodie in you wants to experience a new taste – a fusion – then try it with sandwiches, fritters, even burgers! “What, are you crazy?” might be your reaction now, but once you taste it, you will never forget the flavour!
Take a break from the original green chutney and try this instead. We hope our chana dal chutney recipe helps you whip up something sumptuous the next time you are in the kitchen, wanting to try something new. Some people prefer to make fried chana dal chutney instead of roasted chanal dal chutney. Some may also decide to skip the curd. Our chana dal chutney recipe can be used either way.
Enjoy the chutney. You’ll thank us later.
Try out 24 Mantra Organic’s Chana Dal and relish its taste even better!
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