Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cold Outside Chana Dal

With the heat cranked up and no plans for the weekend I decided to try and make Chana Dal in my crock pot and to my surprise, it was a success. Most of you may know, that a lot of Indian recipes require you to have a pressure cooker - which I don't have. I did some research on the Internet and made some changes to a recipe I found and this is what I ended up with.
Crock Pot - Chana Dal

3 Cups Chana Dal - (Indian style yellow split peas - Lentils also will work here)
9 Cups of Water
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Garlic powder
2 tsp ground Turmeric
2 tsp ground Cumin
2 tsp ground Coriander
1/8-1/4 tsp Cayenne (depending on how hot you want it, you can start small and add more later)
1 Cup diced carrot
1/2 Cup chopped onion

Add Chana Dal, Water, Carrot and Onion to crock pot. In a small bowl mix spices together and then add to crock pot and mix well. Let this go at low for 8-9 hours stirring every once in a while. When the Chana Dal is tender you are good to go. Serve with basmati rice.

PS - This recipe makes a LOT so if you don't plan on eating it every day for a week or freezing, you can cut it in half.


Angela said...

I will be making this but I think with lentils. Not living in the land of culture over here. I will hunt for the yellow split peas though.
Miss and love you,

The Maltese Kat said...

It's good and you can have it with the TJ's Naan!

Angela said...

Oh Katie Sue,
Sadly, no TJ's in this state. It's an abomination for sure. I have to go to WFM for all things organic and yummy that aren't available at the local Super Target.

The Maltese Kat said...

Crap! I keep forgetting. So sad.


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