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Simple Chana Dal

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  Chana dal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), rinsed and debris removed
  Garam masala powder/Curry powder 3 Teaspoon
  Chana dal 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), rinsed, debris removed
  Water 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs) (To Cook Chana Dal)
  Vegetable stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), pressed
  Garam masala/Curry masala 3 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
  Wheat free tamari soy sauce To Taste

1) Place the chana dal in a colander and rinse.
2) Remove any stones, discolored beans or husks.

3) Place in a pressure cooker and pour in enough water to cover by 1/2 -3/4 inches.
4) Cover, lock the lid, place on the stove top and begin heating the pot.
5) When it reaches pressure, lower the temperature to medium-low and begin timing.
6) Cook for 8-15 minutes. This will depend on your altitude, type of water you have, and how soft you want the chana dal to be. See How To Use a Pressure Cooker for more information.

7) When its finished cooking, release the pressure and take the pot to the sink.
8) Run cool water on the lid until the pressure is completely released.
9) Remove the lid. Add the spices, tamari, and using a garlic press, squeeze the garlic into the pot.
10) Bring to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until the garlic is aromatic.

11. Serve with brown rice or naan and steamed vegetables.

Recipe Summary

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Chana Dal is mostly prepared by Indians. This dal is used for the regular daily cooking and is very high in protein. You can always add more Indian spices to make it more tasty.

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