How to make Chana Dal aur Soya Wadi ki Sabzi - Bengal gram and soya chunks subzi cooked Punjabi style.

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Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Soya bean chunks (सोया बीन चंक्स )

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Chana Dal aur Soya Wadi ki Sabzi checkout Lauki Chana Dal, Chana Dal Padwal. You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Paneer Piste Ka Salan, Potato Cheese Balls In Spinach Gravy, Khoya Kaju Matar, Methi Chole.

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Chana Dal aur Soya Wadi ki Sabzi

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chana Dal aur Soya Wadi ki Sabzi Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1 cup

  • Soya bean chunks soaked and squeezed 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 3 medium

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes chopped 2 medium

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 3 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves Chopped for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté well.

Step 2

Add onions and sauté till they are golden.

Step 3

Add ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add tomatoes, mix well and cook till they are pulpy.

Step 5

Add asafoetida, coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add salt, chana dal, mix well and cook till the dal is soft.

Step 7

Add 3 tablespoons water, mix and cook further.

Step 8

Add soya chunks, garam masala powder. Toss to mix and add 2-3 tablespoons water. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 9

Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

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