Monday, December 17, 2007

Chana Dal Salad

Chana dal salad is a popular salad in southern parts
of India. While growing up in Bangalore, I vividly
remember this salad was the "Prasadam" in a nearby

Since I like to eat raw food sometimes, I recently
made chana dal salad. I loved the taste of this simple
salad. I'm sure I will be making this salad regularly
during summer.

Visit Indira's blog to get some delicious chana dal recipes

Chana Dal Salad

1/4 cup Chana dal
1 cucumber
1 carrot
1/4 tsp canola oil
1/8 tsp mustard seeds
1 red chili, broken into pieces
1 tsp lemon juice

Soak chana dal for about 5 hours. Drain the water.
Finely chop the cucumber into small pieces. Grate the
carrot. Mix soaked chana dal, carrot and cucumber. Add
salt and lemon juice to the salad.

In a small pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds. Once the
mustard seeds pop, add broken red chili pieces. Add
this mixture to chana dal salad. Garnish with
cilantro or unsweetened coconut.


Meg Wolff said...

This one is very appealing to me too!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Your recipes always look so great!

Rural Vegan said...

This has to be amazing with fresh cilantro on top!

Sagari said...

healty ans satisfing salad kumudha

Shankari said...

oh wow! I have had this salad with moong dhal..I have to try this one!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Sounds yummy, I love chana dal.... and so healthy for you!

Jenny said...

That looks so good. Yum.

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