How to make Sindhi Dal -

Flavourful chana dal generally served with pakwan.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल),

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Sindhi Dal

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Sindhi cuisine is delightful, and those who have had a taste of it will know that there is a great deal of flavour and spice in this cuisine. This does not mean that all food in Sindhi cuisine is spicy, as there are plenty of sweet dishes in it to. 
Sindhi cuisine is a result of many influences - Baluchistan touches the border of Sindh and so does Punjab – so there is bound to be an immigration of ideas! It goes without saying that pre-partition played an immense role in making Sindhi cuisine what it is today. As Sindh was once part of India, Indian foods have had a large influence is shaping Sindhi cuisine. The spicy and aromatic features of Sindhi and Indian meals are similar. Sindhi cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Sindhis from Sindh, Pakistan and India. 
Combinations of dishes are also important in Sindhi cuisine. Over the years the best ones have lasted and are repeatedly presented together.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sindhi Dal Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Dry mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 2-3

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Fresh coriander leaves a sprig


Step 1

Drain chana dal and cook it in a deep non stick pan with 3 cups water, salt and turmeric powder till soft. Heat oil in another non stick pan.

Step 2

Add ½ tsp red chilli powder and amchur to the dal and mix. Add cumin seeds and onions to the oil in the pan and sauté till fragrant and golden.

Step 3

Add ¼ tsp garam masala powder to the dal and mix. Roughly chop green chillies and add to the onions along with curry leaves, remaining red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix. Add this mixture to the dal and mix.

Step 4

Garnish with fresh coriander sprig and serve hot with pakwan.

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