Orissa Chana Dali  of Puri Jagannath Temple

Chana Dali of Puri Jagannath Temple

2 cups of Chana dal - wash and clean it 1/4 cup grated coconut
2 cinnamon sticks 4 black cardamom
4 cloves 1 tsp whole black pepper powder
1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds
salt, turmeric, a pinch of sugar 1 tsp ghee plus chari-phutana seeds (cumin, mustard, fennel, fenu greek)


  1. Boil the clean chana dal in hot water and add salt, turmeric and sugar Cook until dal boils properly and dal is thick.
  2. Blend all ingredients in "b" together.
  3. Add it to the dal after it is almost cooked and simmer it for another 20 minutes.
  4. Fry the chari-phutana until it fluters and then add it to the dal.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 226 Carotene ( μg ) 72.0
Protein (g) 10.68 Vitamin C (mg) 0.5
Carbohydrate (g) 30.71 Mg (mg) 65.0
Fat (g) 6.65 Na (mg) 36.6
Fibre (g) 0.83 K (mg) 360.0
Minerals (g) 1.41 Mn (mg) 0.53
Calcium (mg) 28.63 Zn (mg) 0.85
Phosphorus (mg) 180.5 Cr (mg) 0.001
Iron (mg) 2.76