Punjabi style simple and flavorful chana dal masala will beome quickly a go to recipe in your household.I am sure ,It’s tempting hue of spices and aromatic flavor will revive your taste buds .Let’s see how to make it:


Chana Dal -1&1/2 cup

Garlic cloves -3

Small sized ginger

Green chillies -2


tomato -1

Bay leaf -2

Turmeric powder -3/4 th tsp

kasmiri chilli powder -2&1/2 tsp

Coriander powder -1 &1/2 tsp

Mango powder -1 tsp


Oil- 2 tbsp

water -3 cups


Oil-1&1/2 tbsp

cumin seeds -2 tsp

Dry red chillies -5-8


  • wash and Soak chana dal for 20 minutes.
  • Take a pressure cooker ,add soaked chana dal along with 1/4th tsp of turmeric powder and 3 cups of water .
  • Pressure cook the dal until it is nice and soft but not very mushy.It may take around 3-4 whistles .
  • Add 3 tbsp of oil in a large pan on a medium heat ,temper it with some bayleaves .
  • Then add finely chopped ginger ,garlic and green chillies.Saute it well to get rid off the raw taste.
  • Next add chopped onion ,saute it till it becomes transluscent.
  • Add some chopped tomatoes ,saute until it is soft and mushy.
  • Spice it up with some masala(turmeric powder,kashmiri chilli powder,coriander powder and mango powder).
  • saute the masala in a low heat for 2 minutes .
  • Add cooked chana dal and pour enough water as per the desired consistency of the curry.
  • Add salt
  • Cover this up with a lid and bring this to boil for few minutes.
  • Let the curry absorb all the flavors of masala.
  • For tempering Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and dry red chillies ,pour it over the curry.
  • Serve hot with some chapathi ,rice etc.


Wash the chana dal properly and soak it for 20 minutes .

Add1/4th tsp of turmeric powder and 3 cups of water .

Pressure cook up to 3-4 whistles .

Cooked chana dal

Saute all the veggies for few minutes .

Add masala .Turmeric powder ,Kashmiri chilli powder ,Coriander powder ,Mango powder .

Add cooked dal.

Add water for Adjusting the thickness of the curry.

Simmer it on a medium flame for few minutes.

Pour the tempering over the curry .



Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at beenasrecipes@gmail.com. Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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