Chana dal usali konkan style

Chana dal chickpea usali is authentic konkan recipe is diabetic friendly, very simple, lightly spiced and seasoned with coconut tastes yummy. It can be served withroti, rice and also in konkan area it is served during breakfast or evening snack.

Chana dal is good source proteins for the day. Chana dal is Heart and diabetic friendly, also rich in fiber. When making Chana dal usli makes sure chana dal is not overcooked and it is not mushy. Cooking chana dal to perfection is the key to this recipe. It is made with very few ingredients and seasoned with fresh coconut.

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Split Chickpea chana dal sabzi

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword goan, konkan, malvani, marathi, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 1/2 Cup Chana Dal (चना दाल)
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder (हल्दी पाउडर)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds (राई)
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 tsp Asafoetida (हिंग)
  • 2 Green Chillies (हरी मिर्च)
  • 5-6 Curry Leaves (कढीपत्ता)
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp Grated Coconut (नारियल)
  • 1 tsp Oil (तेल)
  • Salt (नमक)


  • Clean and rinse split chickpea chana dal in water 2-3 times.
  • Soak chana dal split chickpea in water for 1 hour.
  • Discard the water, add salt, turmeric and fresh water.
  • Cook chana dal split chickpea until it is cooked perfectly but not mushy. Chana dall should remain whole then the taste is authentic.
  • Take oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds.
  • Once mustard seeds splutter add asafoetida, split green chillies, curry leaves.
  • Add cooked chickpeas along with little water. If you have lots of water from cooked chickpeas you can use it in soups.
  • Mix well, add fresh grated coconut.
  • Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Until all the water evoparates.
  • Serve with roti, rice or just by itself. It is tasty, yummy and healthy.


Soaking lentil is healthy way to cook lentils. But you dont have time to soak lentils you c n cook chana dal split chikcpeas directly after rinsing with water. 
Water remaining from cooked dal can be used to make dough, soup, curry. It will enhance flavour and add nutrients . 
This is served in konkan region as breakfast with hot cuppa of masala chai tea or coffee.
It is an ideal breakfast for people with high sugar problems. 

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