Chana Dal Laal Saag

A really nourishing dish this made with split Bengal gram and red amaranth leaves. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Chana Dal Laal Saag
Main Ingredients Bengal Gram, Lalmaat
Cuisine Indian
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 41-50 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chana Dal Laal Saag

  • ¾ cup Bengal Gram soaked and boiled
  • 1 medium Lalmaat roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 Dried red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • a pinch Asafoetida
  • ¼ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic finely chopped
  • 2 medium Onions finely chopped
  • 1 medium Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dried mango powder
  • 2-3 Green chillies finely chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • for garnishing Fresh coriander sprigs


  1. Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add dried chillies, cumin seeds, asafoetida, fenugreek seeds, ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onions and sauté till lightly browned. Add tomato and sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, dried mango powder and green chillies and mix well. Add salt and mix well.
  3. Add red amaranth leaves and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add Bengal gram and mix well. Cook till amaranth is done.
  4. Transfer the saag into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander sprig and serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1078
Carbohydrates 132.5
Protein 45.4
Fat 40.8