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Sweet Channa Dal

Prep time: 
10 minutes

Prep notes: 
Bean Soaking Time: 1 hour

Cooking time: 
60 minutes

4 people

1 cup channa dal (small, split chickpeas) 6 cups water 1 tablespoon gee or olive oil 1/2 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 tomatoes cut into wedges 4 tablespoons dry coconut flakes 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon salt

  • Bring water and dal to boil.
  • Lower heat to simmer and cook 45 minutes.
  • Skim foam off the top as you notice it forming.
  • Heat olive oil or ghee in a frying pan.
  • Add cumin seeds and grated ginger and cook 3 minutes and add to dal.
  • Stir and continue cooking until beans are thoroughly cooked, about 10 more minutes.
  • Remove dal from pot and add tomatoes, coconut flakes, syrup and salt.
  • Mix well and serve.

Channa is a variety of chickpea that is small and split in half. Channa dal is a common dish in India, typically made as a thick soup and served with chapattis, which are flat breads, rice and other vegetable dishes. This recipe is one example of the many ways to make channa dal.
  • Look for organic channa in the bulk section of your health food store, or in a specialty Indian market. If you can’t find it, substitute with yellow split peas.