How to make Tamatar Pyaaz Aur Chane Ki Dal -

Soaked chana dal cooked with onions and tomatoes

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Manisha Kaur.

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

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Tamatar Pyaaz Aur Chane Ki Dal

Tamatar Pyaaz Aur Chane Ki Dal Recipe Card


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.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tamatar Pyaaz Aur Chane Ki Dal Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked 1/2 cup

  • Tomato chopped 1 large

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add onions and saute till translucent.

Step 2

Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt and saute for a minute.

Step 3

Add tomatoes and cover the lid and cook till the tomatoes gets cooked.

Step 4

Add the drained dal and then cover and cook for two minutes. Add cumin powder and mix well.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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