Bengal gram dry fry (chana dal ularthu)

Bengal gram dry fry (chana dal ularthu)

Your protein intake and a quick recipe. This recipe can be followed for most in the legume family... green gram (cheru payar), chick peas (kadala), brown peas (van payar), etc.



  1. 2 cups Bengal gram Cooked
  2. 3/4 cup onions Chopped
  3. 2 tablespoons Oil
  4. 4 cloves Garlic crushed medium
  5. 1 inch Ginger crushed
  6. 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  7. 1.5 tablespoons chilly Red powder
  8. to taste Salt
  9. Curry leaves


20 mins
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    Cook the Bengal Gram in a cooker, with some salt added. Water level should be just half an inch above the gram. Let the steam whistle once. Switch off the flame, and release the steam slowly or hold the pressure cooker under a running tap. This will ensure that the Bengal Gram does not get over cooked. Keep aside.

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    Saute the chopped onions in oil in a pan. Add the crushed ginger and garlic. stir again. Add a little salt after checking the salt level of the Bengal gram.

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    When the onions get transparent add the turmeric and chilly powder. stir till a slight aroma arises.

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    Add the cooked Bengal gram and mix well.

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    Check for salt, garnish with curry leaves.

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    You can do the same with any other legume. Green gram below.

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