Black Chana Dal
Black Chana Dal or Senagalu as we call it in telugu are considered to be very healthy.We use them for bhogipallu during Sankranti.We also use them for taambulam for any perantam.These little round balls are a treat for kids.There might be many variations for the recipie, but here is my version !
1 cup Black Chana Dal (soaked overnight)
1 onion ( chopped finely)
2 tomatoes(chopped length wise)
2 cardomom pods
2 Green chilles(slit into two)
Coriander leaves for garnish.
salt,turmeric and jeera as per your taste.
>>Soak the Chana Dal for 8 hours in water.Then remove the water and put the dal in the pressure cooker, add water, salt and turmeric.Let it be cooked and allow 4-5 whistles.
>>In a heav bottom pan add 1 tbsp oil and saute jeera,onions and green chillies.While they are frying make a powder of the elaichi and lavang in a small mortar and pestle.
>>Add tomatoes to the onions and cook till it gets to a thick gravy consistency.Now add the masala powder(elaichi and lavang),salt,turmeric.
>>Pour all the contents of the cooker(dal with cooked water) into the gravy and cook it on low heat for 10-15mins.
>>Garnish with coriander.
Serves well with rice and roti.