Tindoora and Chana dal curry

Tindoora and chana dal is a very tasty combination and goes well with hot rice or any rotis.


  1. Tindoora -3cups
  2. Chana dal – 1cup
  3. Red chillies – 4
  4. Cumin seeds – 1tsp
  5. Mustard seeds – 1stp
  6. Garlic – 4 pods
  7. Onions – 2(medium)
  8. Tomatoes – 1cup
  9. Turmeric – 1/2tsp
  10. Hing – pinch
  11. Corainder pwd – 1tsp
  12. Chilli pwd – 1tsp
  13. Salt as required
  14. Garam masala -1/2tsp(optional)
  15. Coriander leaves – 2tsp
  16. Curry leaves – few
  17. Oil – 3tsp


  • Chop Tindoora into bite size pieces.Chop onions and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Boil  chana dal with very little water ,they shoud be cooked just right not mushy.
  • Heat oil in a wide bottomed pan,add redchillies ,mustard seeds,cumin seeds in order.When the mustard starts spluttering add crushed garlic,onions,turmeric,Hing,curry leaves in order.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes,chillipowder,coriander pwd,Tindoora and little water(abt 1/4cup),salt. Cook covered in medium heat for 10min till the tomatoes and Tindoora are cooked completely .
  • Now add the boiled chana dal,mix well.
  • Add garam masala at this stage if u are using.Mix well and cook for another 5 min uncovered.
  • Finally garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Goes well with rice or any Indian bread.





9 responses to this post.

  1. Hi… This is a nice curry…. Love to have it with sambar rice…. Love it….


  2. Posted by Nupur on April 28, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Hi Madhoo.. Great recipe! How long should I cook the chana dal so it’s not mushy? Do you use pressure cooker or an open pot? .. thanks a lot!


  3. Posted by SARJA SATYODAYA on June 2, 2008 at 6:13 am

    hi. Madhoo,

    i lov this site, though i m an engineer its my passionate to read abt recipes from all parts of the world. i was searching the web for names of vegetables with photos luckily i got this site.

    i like andhra foods ( vegetarian ) i searched andhra hotels in dubai and visiting those hotels frequently.

    bye bye


  4. Posted by madhoori on June 5, 2008 at 10:03 am

    Hi Sukanya,Nupur and Satya ,
    Thankyou all for your wonderful comments.


    Cook chana dal in open pot for 15min with very less water and if you cook in pressure cooker cook for one whistle.


  5. Posted by Sudha on June 16, 2008 at 5:23 am

    hi madhuri

    its so tasty. thanks for posting such a nice recipe.


  6. Posted by rastogi kapildeo on August 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

    what do you call in hindi for tandoora pl. let me know I would like to try this dish


  7. Dear Madhoori, the curry looks delish. I need to contact you. Can you email me?


  8. Posted by niteesha on January 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    wts this tindoora can u please say me in telugu


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