chana dal sabji recipe

Chana Dal Sabji Recipe

I like a dal/ sabji which is versatile, by that I mean it can be eaten with rice and for a change, it can also be eaten with chapati. Split Bengal gram is the most popular legume from many Indian Lentils consumed. Not only both the eating experiences are different but each lends different flavor. Chana Dal is high in fiber and a good source of zinc, folate, calcium, and protein.

Chana dal is extremely delectable, replete with nutrients and is easily digestible. It is a great choice on your journey to weight loss and it also boosts your immunity. Boil it and then add it to the aromatic sautéed mixture. Not only it looks mouthwatering but it tastes awesomesauce as well.

How to Make Chana Dal Sabji

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Chana Dal Sabji Recipe

Servings 4
Calories 190kcal
Author Siddhi Panchal


  • 1/2 Cup Split Chickpeas Yellow Split Peas Soaked in warm water for at least 15-20 Minutes
  • 2 Onion Medium Size Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium Size Finely Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Asafetida
  • 1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tbsp Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 Green chili Finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste


  • To boil the dal, first, add 2 glass of water in pressure cooker and boil it.
  • Add washed and soaked chana dal into it.
  • On full flame cook until 1 whistle, lower the flame and cook for another minute.
  • Now let the pressure cool down.
  • Our next process, heat a pan and oil to it.
  • Add cumin seed, asafetida, chopped green chilies, and onions. Mix well and sauté it for a while
  • To garlic paste first, add garam masala, mix well and add it to the sautéed onions. Sauté until the onions are light golden in color.
  • Add tomatoes and sprinkle salt to taste. Give it a stir occasionally.
  • Cover the pan with the lid and cook until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Now uncover the lid from the cooker and check if the dal has boiled properly.
  • The tomatoes are soft and the oil has started to separate from the tempering. To this add turmeric powder and red chili powder. Mix well
  • Add the boiled dal and salt to taste, stir well.
  • Let the water from the dal come to a boil and once it does, cover it with a lid again and cook for a minute.
  • The chana dal is ready, switch off the flame. Add chopped coriander; mix well cover it for a minute or two so that dal absorbs the flavor of Dhaniya and serve.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Chana Dal Sabji Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 79mg3%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1158IU23%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Be it rice or chapati or Puri, this dal will taste great with everything. I will wait for your comment on this recipe; do let me know how you liked it.

Happy Cooking!

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