Serves 6

300gms chana dal. 1tsp turmeric powder.
1/4tsp mustard seeds. 1tsp sugar.
1/4tsp fenugreek seeds. 1/2cup fresh coconut sliced into 2 cms long pieces.
1/4tsp onion seeds. 2tbsps raisins.
1/4tsp aniseeds. 15 ml Oil.
5 whole red chillies. Salt to taste.
2 bay leaves.


  1. Soak the dal for 4 hours in water. Pressure cook till soft. Add turmeric, salt and sugar.
  2. Keep aside. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds,fenugreek, aniseeds, broken red chillies, onion seeds, bay leaves, coconut chips and raisins.
  3. Fry gently till golden. Pour the cooked dal into the fried masala.
  4. Add enough water to cook and make into a thick gravy.
  5. Simmer and serve with 'loochies' or 'puris'.
Nutrient Composition Per Serving
Energy (Kcal) 268 Carotene ( μg ) 68.84
Protein (g) 11.13 Vitamin C (mg) 0.55
Carbohydrate (g) 36.07 Mg (mg) 65.0
Fat (g) 8.89 Na (mg) 36.83
Fibre (g) 1.46 K (mg) 368.83
Minerals (g) 1.64 Mn (mg) 0.53
Calcium (mg) 35.95 Zn (mg) 0.85
Phosphorus (mg) 195.68 Cr (mg) 0.001
Iron (mg) 3.2