Chana Dal Curry (Kerala Style)

Recipe by JacquelineS

Can be used as a soup or a curry to be eaten with rice. My kids LOVE this! Hing is asafoetida powder (the ingredient in Bean-o). It can be found in asian and indian groceries

Top Review by Julie_Rushton

This is really yummy! I only added half a can of coconut milk and skipped the hing. It's really spicy, so I might do half the pepper next time. Thanks Jacqueline!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook dal in 4 c of water until soft, adding more water as needed. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in another pan.
  3. Saute cabbage and bell pepper over high heat, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add ginger, jalapeno, hing, dry spices and tomato.
  5. Saute until the oil separates from the ingredients in the pan.
  6. Add 1 c of water and bring to a boil.
  7. Add cooked dal and cook 10 minutes until gravy is thick.
  8. Add the coconut milk and remove from heat.
  9. Add lemon juice.
  10. Serve with flat bread or rice.

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