Saturday, 21 April 2012

Simple Channa dal

My little one is starting to enjoy different types of food. When I say enjoy, I mean with comments like - I like this amma :-) Oh wow!  and the likes. It makes me so happy to get such feedback. I made this dal for my little one. He loved it so much. He ate it with his roti. He kept picking out the dal, onions and tomato and enjoyed eating just that after he finished his roti.

I kept the spices in this to the minimum. But don't worry about serving this to an adult. We both loved it as well. Give it a try and am sure your little one will love this.


Channa dal 1/4 cup
Onion 1
Tomato 3
Red chilli 1
Curry Leaves few
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the channa dal with enough water so that it is well cooked, but still has its shape.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard.

3. When it sputters, add the red chilli, curry leaves, turmeric powder and jeera.

4. When it sizzles, add the chopped onions.

5. When it turns transparent, add the chopped tomatoes. Let it cook till the tomato is done.

6. Add the cooked dal and a little water. Let it boil.

You can add a little chilli powder or sambar powder to spice it up. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Linking this to Kerala Kitchen Event hosted by Ramya

Linking this to Vegetarian Side Dishes Priya's event hosted by Vardhini


  1. very yummy, simple and delicious

  2. One of my fav day,its been a while i had them.

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    Yummy and healthy delicious dal curry

  4. so yummy n delicious daal....

  5. very delicious & simple.. ill try it sometime!

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  6. simple n easy... even i love it when my elder daughter, who is five and is very hard to please, appreciate the food i make... :)

  7. this is such an easy preparation...lovely colour and texture of the curry. thanks for linking with kerala kitchen

  8. Simple and tasty always wins. Yummy and thx for linking.