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Sindhi Dal

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Flavourful chana dal generally served with pakwan.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings :

Sindhi Dal

Main Ingredients

Split Bengal gram (chana dal),




Dals and Kadhis

Level Of Cooking



  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
    1 cup
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Oil
    2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Onions chopped
    2 medium
  • Garam masala powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies
  • Curry leaves
  • Fresh coriander leaves a sprig


Step 1

Drain chana dal and cook it in a deep non stick pan with 3 cups water, salt and turmeric powder till soft. Heat oil in another non stick pan.

Step 2

Add ½ tsp red chilli powder and amchur to the dal and mix. Add cumin seeds and onions to the oil in the pan and sauté till fragrant and golden.

Step 3

Add ¼ tsp garam masala powder to the dal and mix. Roughly chop green chillies and add to the onions along with curry leaves, remaining red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix. Add this mixture to the dal and mix.

Step 4

Garnish with fresh coriander sprig and serve hot with pakwan.

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