ChannaPapu Kobbari(channa Dal with coconut)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


ChannaDal  :  1cup
Coconut Grated : 1/4cup
Green chilies :  1no
Salt  :  to tatse

Tadka / Talimpu

Oil / ghee             :  1tbsp
Mustard seeds      :  1tsp
Cumin Seeds        :  1tsp
Urad Dal : 1tsp2   : finely chopped
dried red chilli       :  2no
Onion(small)        :  1no
curry leaves  
garlic cloves(minced)  :  3no

Procedure : 

  • Soak the dal in water for about 15 minutes.
  • Add little salt and half of the turmeric powder to it and boil on medium heat for about 15 minutes or till the lentils are soft but not mussy.
  • In a separate pan heat the oil. When oil is hot enough add  ingredients in this order. First add mustard and cumin seeds,  garlic and dried red chilies, urad dal and curry leaves and  toast.add the chopped onion and fry till light brown 
  • Then add the grated coconut and fry for couple of mins. Now add the cooked channa Dal and cook for a min and turn off heat.


VineelaSiva April 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM  

Wow the curry looks very yummy love the clicks.

chow and chatter April 26, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

looks great like the addition of coconut

Hamaree Rasoi April 26, 2011 at 8:26 PM  

Great combination of chana dal with coconuts. Loved the clicks dear.

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aipi April 26, 2011 at 8:35 PM  

Comfy n delicious- the clicks are really tempting!
Long time dear- how r you, glad to see your post :)

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Suganya April 26, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

Yummy looking dry veggie fry. Nice recipe... YUM!

Saraswathi Iyer April 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM  

Looks delicious and tempting.

Priya Suresh April 27, 2011 at 3:12 AM  

Thats a great looking curry, inviting..

Suja Manoj April 27, 2011 at 9:14 AM  

Hi dear,how r u?
Delicious and yummy,love the combo

Unknown April 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

Ooooooooooooh yummy, I remember mom preparing this and us enjoying, love the version and pictures.

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Ushnish Ghosh June 1, 2011 at 12:28 AM  

Dear Guna
How are you? Here after a long time. The Chana dal recipe is so new for me!! Just cant wait to try it in a day or two.
Let me see what all dishes I have missed.
Have a nice day

vandana rajesh September 8, 2011 at 1:42 AM  

looks absolutely soft, well cooked and just loved the colour. Lovely pic.

Reva October 7, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

Lovely dal... Loved i.. Simple yet tasty dish..

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