Watli Dal|Vatli Dal
A delicious snack from chana dal or Bengal gram dal.
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 5hours
Servings Prep Time
2people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20minutes 5hours
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and soak for 5 hours the chana dal in water.
  2. Discard the water and grind to a fine paste the chana dal with green chilli, turmeric, hing and salt.
  3. Heat oil in a thick kadhai/wok and add the mustard seeds once they splutter add the dal mixture and stir it well.
  4. Sauté the mixture stirring it at frequent intervals.
  5. Take care the mixture should not stick to the bottom.
  6. As the dal starts drying out add the coconut, if using, and sauté on medium heat.
  7. Your watli dal is done when the mixture dries out and each grain is separate. Like my friend said the consistency of course sand.
  8. Serve garnished with coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut. I like some lime with mine.
Recipe Notes

Avoid the temptation of raising the heat all throughout the process of cooking.