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Thursday, January 6, 2011

urad dal balls/ koftas in sambar


1cup Urad Daal
1 Onion finely chopped
1 tsp cumin
1-2 Green Chilies finely chopped
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

  • Grind urad dal  coarsely in a blender.
  • Now add onions,cumin, green chilies salt and baking powder and mix well and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry a spoonful of batter till golden
  • Soak these urad dal balls in sambar and serve.



chole / channa ( pressure cook it)    - 3 cups 

oil                                                   -3 tsp

cumin / jeelakarra                          - 1tsp

urad dal / minapappu                     - 2 tsp

ginger - garlic paste                         - 2tsp

cloves / cinnamon                           -2/ inch 

onions                                            - 2nos chopped 

tomatoes                                       - 2nos pureed

green chilli                                      - 5- 6 chopped 

coriander powder                          - 2tsp

turmeric powder                            - 1/4 tsp

redchilli powder                             - 1 tsp 

garam masala                                 - 1/2 tsp

channa masala 


coriander leaves                    for garnishing ..


  1. Boil Chole in pressure cooker/Microwave till they become soft.
  2. On Medium  Heat, Heat the Pan first and put Oil in Pan.
  3.  Add Cumin seeds.When Cumin Seeds splutter, add  Garlic and Ginger Paste.
  4. Add chopped Onions  and add a pinch of Salt and fry till they turn brown (Adding salt while frying Onions makes it quicker to fry Onions)
  5. Add coriander powder and fry for some time till it becomes light brown.
  6. Add turmeric powder & chili powder and Salt to taste.
  7. Add Garam Masala and Chana Masala and again fry for some time.
  8. Add Pureed tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves from the sides.
  9. Add chopped Green Chilies.
  10.  Add Chole/Chana into the Pan without water and stir so that it gets mixed up well.
  11. Add the same water which was left in pressure cooker while boiling Chole/Chana .
  12. Cook the Chole/Chana with gravy for 8-12 min’s till gravy dries (but Chana or Masala should not burn).
  13. Garnish with Coriander Leaves and ring Onions and Tomato.
  14. Serve with Puris, Parathas, Chapatis or Rice.