Friday, July 11, 2014

Chana dal coconut fry( sanagapappu kobbari koora)

Chana dal is one of the most popular ingredient in Indian cusine.Chana dal is delicious,nutrious,and easily digested,apart from being used in many ways it can also be roasted and powderd into another ingredient called chickpeas flour or besan.Here  iam posting a simple fry made with chana dal and coconut.It is pretty common in south Indian meals,we can include other vegetables in this curry but here im just posting simple chanadal coconut stir fry.

I am posting this recipe in Blogging Marathon #42 under the theme "south Indian meals".Here goes my recipe.


  • chana dal 1 cup
  • grated coconut 2 tbspns
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  •  mustard seeds 1/2 tspn
  • cumin seeds1/2 tspn
  •  turmeric 1/2 tspn
  • redchillies 2
  • Garlic 2  to 3 pods
  • curry leaves 1 string
  • urad dal 1/2 tspn
  • oil 1 tbspn
  • salt as needed


  • Pressure cook chana dal for atleast 1 whistle or till it is soft( make sure it should not mashed)
  • Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds, jeera when they splutter add,urad dal red chillies crushed garlic.
  • Now add onions and curry leaves, little turmeric fry well few till the onions turn trasparent.Add cooked chana dal ,salt mix well and let it simmer for 2-3 mins.
  • Add the grated coconut and stir fry for 4-5 mins .Serve with rice and rasam.

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  1. I can happily have this channadal coconut fry with some rasama rice..

  2. I love this side dish...very nicely done..

  3. Love this....So filling and delicious!

  4. Very comforting & filling dish. My mom use to make this dish & this is one of my favorite too.