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Chana Dal With Cucumber

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Chana daal with cucumber is an indian preparation of split bengal gram with cucumber. Cooked in water with ginger, chiles and cumin for flavor and taste, the chana daal with cucumber is served hot with chopped coriander as garnish.This is a special low sugar recipe great for diabetics as well as for people on low carb diet. Adapted from the Lantus book of recipes.
Ingredients
  Chana dal 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (split Bengal gram)
  Finely chopped cucumber 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
  Ginger green chilli paste 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch (haldi)
  Chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Chopped coriander 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)
Directions

Wash and soak chana dal in water for at least an hour.
Drain and keep aside.
Add 2 cups of water to the soaked dal and pressure cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and allow them to crackle.
Add the cooked dal, ginger-green chilli paste, turmeric powder and chilli powder and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add cucumber and salt, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes till the cucumber is tender, but still a little crisp.
Add some water if required to adjust the consistency.
Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with rice or chapattis.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Servings: 
4

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