Chana Dal Chutney or split chickpeas chutney is famous in India. Basically, the main Ingredient in this Chutney Recipe is Chana Dal or Split Chickpeas. Generally, this Chutney Maharashtrian Style is tangy due to curd and the texture of this chutney is due to blended soaked chana dal. Additionally, the chana dal is soaked in water, hence it is light to digest and its texture is superb.
In Maharashtra, curd is added in this soaked chana dal chutney while in South India, fresh coconut is added in this chutney. There are different variations of this chutney in different regions and different recipe of this chutney. In other words, this is an ideal taste enhancer. Not to mention, it can be served with Indian wholesome meal. Together with, this chutney recipe is very simple and easy to make.
Lets see the chana dal chutney recipe...
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Quantity: 1.25 Cups
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How to make chana dal chutney?
Take one cup chana dal
Wash it with water
Soaked it in water for 4-5 hours
Drain the water and take it in mixer pot
Add 2-3 green chillies
Put 3-4 curry leaves
Add 2 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
Put one teaspoon cumin seeds
Blend it to fine course
Take it out in the bowl
Add ½ cup curd into the mixture
Also add 1 teaspoon salt
And add ½ teaspoon sugar
Mix it properly
Take Tadka pan and heat it
Add 1 teaspoon oil and heat it
Put ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
Also add ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
And add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder and stir it
Add 3-4 curry leaves and stir it
Put 1-2 dry red chillies
Stir it and pour this tadka on dal and dahi mixture
Ready to serve
Variations of Chana Dal Chutney
Meanwhile, in South India this chutney is prepared in different ways. Fresh Coconut is added in this chutney in South India. But, I prepared this chutney without coconut.
How to preserve Chana Dal Chutney?
This soaked chana dal chutney is wet chutney. Its shelf life is 1 day. Even If It's stored in the refrigerator then also its taste is changed.
How to Serve?
Benefits of Chana Dal Chutney
The basic component of this chutney is chana dal as it is soaked chana dal chutney. Hence, let us see the health benefits of chana dal...
You can also check chana dal benifites "8 Great Reasons to Include Chickpeas in Your Diet".
Disadvantages of Chana Dal
If consumed this chutney is of more than moderate value, you may suffer stomach disorder.
Different recipes of Chana Dal
Following are some recipes, prepared with chana dal…
In Maharashtra during festive feast, the plate is incomplete without different chutneys. Undoubtedly, this Chutney is one of my all time favorite chutney. I still remember in my home during Ganesh Chaturthi festival, there was a big feast for relatives and friends (it's still there but I cant attain it now). Surprisingly, every year the menu was like Pumpkin spicy sabji, spinach sabji, kadhi, rice, pakora, laddu, papad and this chutney. Undoubtedly, year by year menu changes due to choice and availability but this chutney is inseparable.
In the same way, my husband loves this chutney. So, I always prepared it at home. Most important, it's very simple, easy, delicious and time efficient. on the positive side, no pre-cooking efforts are required. Undoubtedly, I would suggest you try it at home. To repeat, I regularly cooked this this chutney maharashtrian style i.e. chana dal chutney without coconut.
Is chana dal difficult to digest?
Chana dal is rich in protein hence it may be difficult to digest for someone.
Does chana dal cause gas?
Chana Dal contains sugar which can cause gas production and bloating. However, soaking or roasting the chana dal makes them easy to digest.
Is chana dal bad for health?
Chana Dal is good for health as its rich in vitamins and minerals
Chana Dal chutney Recipe is easy to cook and this chutney maharashtrian style is delicious and its texture is superb. It is a good way to include protein rich chana dal in your diet. Try it. Share its recipe.
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