How to make Chana Dal aur Wadi with Chenna -

Chana dal and Punjabi wadis cooked with chenna and masalas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal Gram, Punjabi Wadis

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Chana Dal aur Wadi with Chenna

Chana Dal aur Wadi with Chenna Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2-2.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chana Dal aur Wadi with Chenna Recipe

  • Split Bengal Gram soaked for 2 hours and cooked with salt and turmer 1 cup

  • Punjabi Wadis fried and soaked in water 3

  • Malai paneer 100 grams

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 small

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Dried mango powder (amchur) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp + 1 sprig for garnishing

  • Asafoetida a pinch


Step 1

Heat 2 tbsps ghee in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté till fragrant. Add dried red chillies and sauté.

Step 2

Add ginger, garlic, green chillies and sauté for a minute. Add tomato and sauté till pulpy.

Step 3

Add Kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dried mango powder, tamarind paste and sauté for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add boiled split Bengal gram, 1½ cups water and salt and bring to a boil. Break the wadis and add.

Step 5

Crush the malai paneer and add and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 6

Heat the remaining ghee in a small non-stick pan. Add asafoetida and pour the tempering over the dal. Transfer into in a serving bowl, garnish with a coriander sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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