Tindora and channa masala
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Feb 6, 2008 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Tindora Dondakai Standing Time 1 hour
Description: combination of tindora and channadal with spices recipe thanks to Swati Kapse

Recipe of Tindora and channa masala

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Tindora 1 Lbs
Channadal 1/2 Cup
Chopped Onion 1 Numbers
Tomatoes 2 Small
Curry Leaves 1 Springs
Red Chilli Whole 2 ml
Mustard Seeds 1/4 Teaspoons
Cumin Seeds 1/4 Teaspoons
Hing 1 Pinch
Crushed Garlic 3 Clove
Turmeric 1 Pinch
Chilli Pdr 1/4 Teaspoons
Coriander Pdr 1 Teaspoons
Garam Masala Pdr 1 Pinch
Oil 1 Tablespoons
Salt 1 To Taste
Coriander Leaves 1 Springs


  • First take the chana dal and boil it with enough water.the chana dal should be cooked but not mashy.
Put the oil in the pan and once heated add whole red chillies and mustard seeds.when the seeds crackle add
cumin seeds.then add the crushed garlic and saute  for few seconds,then add the onions and little salt.
when the onions are slightly cooked add the hing and turmeric.add the curry leaves.
  • Then add the tomatoes,red chillie powder,coriander powder mix it and add the tindoras to it.add some water and salt to it.
  • Cover the pan and let it cook till the tomatoes and tindoras are cookes for @ 15 mins.
  • When cooked add the cooked chana dal with its water.add pinch of fennel powder and the garam masala.add
the butter and let it cook for another 10 to 15 mins till everything is cooked and mixed well.
  • The dal should not be too thin or too thick but of saucy consistency.
When cooked check seasonings and garnish it with coriander.
Posted Feb 6, 2008

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angel Mar 8, 2010
This came out really good. It was a hit at my party.

padmaja Mar 10, 2009
Hi Sanjay, I really enjoy your presentation so much that I am sick now and watch your presentation over and over which relaxes me with pleasure.
I actually posted a recipe for 'Oatmeal dosa' but I can't see it anywhere. Have you recived it? Please let me know the location where I can post it again - last time I have posted at post-recipe section. Thank you.

Rashmi Singh Oct 20, 2008
Very good ! Like the idea of combing veggie and daal. Just make rice and you have dinner. Thanks.

Aruna Oct 13, 2008
hi, i saw all ur recipies. it was great. among them i did this tindora recipe. it came out very well. thanks for that.

Lydia Aug 3, 2008
My grandmother and mother make this regularly. Except they dont use garam masala nad has been one of my favourites. Nice site. Have been so excited to find this site and have recommended to my friends too. Keep motivating more to cook

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