Senagapappu Kobbari / Split Chanadal with coconut

This recipe is one of my favorite recipe which my mom makes.Good to go with any type of naan, roti or even rice. Adding crushed garlic gives this dal a very special taste and flavor.Here goes the recipe....

We need:

Split chana dal  1cup
Onion sliced 1/4 cup
Green chilies slit 3
Freshly grated coconut 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds 1/4sp
Garlic cloves 3
Cumin seeds 1/4 sp
Udad dal 1/4 sp
Curry leaves 4
Red chili 1
Oil 3 sps
Haldi 1/4 sp
Chili powder 1/2 sp
Salt to taste


Soak chana dal for 2 hrs and wash throughly.
Add enough water to presser cook.
Make sure the dal has to be grainy  after cooked. Do not mash the dal after done.
Heat pan add oil and add cumin, mustard, curry leaves, udad dal and red chili.
Saute and add slit green chili , crushed garlic and sliced onions.
Saute till onions turn light brown.
Now add dal without water.
Also add salt, haldi and chili powder.
Mix well and let it cook for 2 minutes on low flame.
Now add grated coconut and cook further on low flame for 5 minutes so that the raw smell of coconut disappears.
Serve hot with rice or roti.

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Chef Mireille said...

so flavorful

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Healthy one....

Aruna Manikandan said...

sounds healthy and delicious :)

Priya Suresh said...

Very delicious and irresistible stir fry.

Pavani said...

Wow.. that's a delicious curry with senagapappu.

vandana rajesh said...

Delicious anytime welcome dish.

Rajani said...

I think this would make a good side dish for rotis!

Srivalli said...

That's quite different, I haven't made it this way..

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe