Chana Dal Tadka

Tadka recipe is one such recipe to make when you run short of vegetables in the pantry or if you are bored of eating those veggies. Here Chana dal is cooked with some spices,making it yum

While cooking Chana dal tadka one has to be very careful with the pressure cooker as we don’t have to overcook them.This recipe is from my MIL and when I had this,I was like chana dal ka sabzi🙄

Let’s see what goes in making this tadka

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Chana Dal Tadka

Makes for six people


  • 1 cup Chana dal (soaked for half hour. I have used 200gms here)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon rai/mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon amchur powder
  • 1 bay leaf/tej patta
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Chopped coriander leaves for garnish


  • Wash the soaked dal
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker
  • Once oil is hot add bay leafs,rai let it splutter
  • Now add green chillies and onions
  • Saute till onions turn soft
  • Add ginger-garlic paste
  • Saute till raw smell goes
  • Now add in tomatoes and cook till melted
  • Add all the spice powder given
  • Fry for few seconds
  • Add in chana dal
  • Again fry for few seconds
  • Now add desired amount of water.remember this not dal or soup add water according to it
  • Add salt
  • Close the lid of the cooker
  • Cook on medium flame till 3 whistle
  • Or till the dal is cooked properly
  • Your Chana dal Tadka is ready
  • Enjoy it with puris,parathas,rotis or rice or even bread
  • Tasty and delicious sabzi on that no mood to cook day😁
  • Hope you like this recipe if so, do comment below
  • Until then keep exploring….

This sabzi has to thick, so add water accordingly and you know your cooker well ,so cook this dal till it doesn’t melt completely .

Instant Dosa /How to make Chana dal instant dosa

Dosa has always been healthy breakfast or dinner .It has also been recommended by doctors if one falls sick, as there’s no oil or deep frying involved. Our South Indian food has so many ayurvedic benefits with it,being the very old culture of our country .There are so many varieties of dosa or adai available, but the one I am making today is what my mother use to make and this recipe belongs to her ,a quick and instant dosa ready without any fermentation required.

Quick fill for kids lunch box or husbands tiffin

It can be served as breakfast or snack

Let’s get the recipe

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For the batter

  • 1 cup chana dal/split chickpea
  • 1 cup rice (ratio has to be 1:1)
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • Water as per consistency


  • Wash and soak dal and rice separately
  • When you notice dal and rice a bit pluffy or soak in warm water for 1 hour
  • Grind it to a fine paste. Again separately
  • Grinding is separate
  • Take a large vessel and mix both the dal and rice batter together
  • Add salt
  • Its has to be a thick paste not flowy
  • Your dosa batter is ready.

For filling

  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 green chillies slit long
  • 1 tablespoon ginger grated
  • 1/4 tablespoon urad dal
  • 4 to 5 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tablespoon haldi powder /turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon rai / mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon oil


  • Mash potatoes and keep
  • Take a kadai,add oil put rai let it splatter, then add in green chillies, ginger,urad dal and saute
  • Add onions ,curry leaves cook till soft
  • Add haldi and salt
  • Now add in potatoes and mix well
  • Your filling for dosa is ready.

Making of dosa

  • Heat the dosa pan,spread oil with a cotton cloth on the pan.
  • Now pour dosa batter with a laddle and spread it in circular way
  • Drizzle some oil on the dosa
  • Stuff the filling on the dosa and fold as desired shape
  • Your instant chana dal dosa is ready to be served with coconut chutney

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