Chana tadka dal recipe is the perfect vegan Indian dish. Dal is a staple food in Indian cuisine and there are so many varieties of dal recipes. Tadka dal is a type of lentil curry recipe that is one of India’s most popular dishes.
Spices are fried separately in olive oil in the tadka before being added to the chana dal curry. This allows the spices to release new flavours giving this vegan curry a whole world of aromas and taste.
There as so many different types of dals out there that I sometimes am at a loss at which one to make. I love every single one of them. I mean, who doesn’t love dal? Actually, don’t answer that. I know there are many dal haters out there. Although this recipe is sure to convert your hatred.
This dal recipe is made with chana dal. In English chana dal is known as split Bengal gram. You could just call it split chickpeas, but as there are many different varieties of split chickpeas, I wanted to be more precise. Chana dal specifically refers to the skinned and split version of the whole brown chickpeas.
Like most lentils, chana dal is also one ingredient that is very healthy and nutritious. It is packed with protein, fibre, and a variety of minerals. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, then lentils are definitely one of the best ways to get your intake of protein in.
There are many different ways to cook chana dal and each desi household is guaranteed to have its own way to cook this simple, yet delicious recipe. In my recipe, the lentils are cooked until tender then simmers in a spicy onion tomato base.
This chana dal recipe needs only basic pantry staples, so there is no need for anyone to go running back and forth to the shops.
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