Chana Daal Fry Restaurant Style Recipe

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  • Cooking oil 2 tbs or as required
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Tez patta (Bay leaf) 1
  • Sabut kali mirch (Black peppercorns) 3-4
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Pyaz (Onion) sliced 2 medium
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 & ½ tsp
  • Chana daal (Split bengal gram) 1 & ½ Cup (soaked for 3-4 hours)
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste
  • Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 1 tsp
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp
  • Dashi chicken powder ½ tbs
  • Water 3 & ½ Cups

Prepare Daal Fry Tarka:

  • Ghee ¼ Cup
  • Sukhi lal mirch (Dried red chillies) 4-5
  • Lehsan (Garlic) chopped 1 tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chillies) sliced 2-3
  • Kashmiri lal mirch (Kashmiri red chilli) powder ½ tsp
  • Tamatar (Tomatoes) chopped 2 large
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper) crushed ¼ tsp
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped 1-2 tbs
  • Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) chopped


In a pot,add cooking oil,cinnamon stick,bay leaf,black peppercorns,cumin seeds & mix well.

Add onion & fry until light golden.

Add ginger garlic paste & mix well.

Add soaked split lentil gram,mix well & cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

Add salt,red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,chicken powder,mix well & cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add water,mix well & bring it to boil.

Remove scum,cover & cook on low flame until tender (15-18 minutes).

Discard bay leaf & set aside lentil for later use.

Prepare Daal Fry Tarka:

In a wok,add ghee & let it melt.

Add dried red chillies,garlic,green chillies & mix well.

Add Kashmiri red chilli powder & mix well.

Add tomatoes,mix well and cook until tomatoes are soft (2-3 minutes).

Now add cooked lentil,mix well & fry on high flame until oil separates (3-4 minutes).

Add black pepper crushed & fresh coriander.

Garnish with fresh coriander & serve!

Recipe By: Kanwal Mohsin

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