How to make Chana Dal in Coconut Gravy -

Chana dal cooked in flavourful coconut gravy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) (चने की दाल), Scraped fresh coconut

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

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Chana Dal in Coconut Gravy

Chana Dal in Coconut Gravy Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chana Dal in Coconut Gravy Recipe

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 4 hours and drained 1 cup

  • Scraped fresh coconut 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Dried red chillies 3-4

  • Split skinless black gram (dhuli urad dal) 1 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafeotida (hing) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-15


Step 1

Boil 2 cup water in a non-stick pan. Add split Bengal gram and salt, mix well, cover and cook till the gram is done.

Step 2

Heat oil in another non-stick pan. Roughly chop dried red chillies.

Step 3

Add black gram and mustard seeds to the 2nd pan, and let the seeds splutter. Add asafeotida, curry leaves and dried chillies and mix well.

Step 4

Add the tempering to the cooked Bengal gram and mix well. Cover and cook for a minute.

Step 5

Lightly mash the Bengal gram with the back of the ladle. Add coconut and mix well. Simmer for a minute.

Step 6

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.