Yellow Split Peas with Tomato and Chiles

Tamatar Chana Dal

Preparation info

  • Makes

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


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660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Simply a breeze to make, this curry requires no advance planning. All the ingredients are readily available. It makes a great meal when mounded over rice or when served as the “dunkee” for wedges of Naan.


  • 1 cup yellow split peas (chana dal), picked over for stones
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1


  1. Place the split peas in a medium-size saucepan. Fill the pan halfway with tap water and rinse the peas by rubbing them between your fingertips. The water will become cloudy. Drain this water. Repeat three or four times, until the water remains relatively clear; drain. Now add 3 cups