Channa Daal is a bean dish made from split black chickpeas with their skin removed. You can find this type of legume at most Indian grocery stores. Artfest food vendor, Jaswant's Kitchen, also has it available for sale in her shop section of her website. This is a great dish to try, especially for vegetarians looking for more protein rich meal options.
1 cup channa daal (split black chickpeas with skin removed)
4 cups water
1 small round bottle gourd (a.k.a. kaddu - found in Indian grocery stores)
1 wadhi* crushed (optional - see note below)
2 whole green chillies (stems removed)
1 tbsp Jaswant’s Kitchen Tadka Masala
2 tsp salt
¼ tsp Jaswant’s Kitchen Garam Masala
Visit Jaswant's website for more of her delicious authentic Indian recipes. She'll be exhibiting at our end of year Artfest Toronto show - stop over to her booth to sample some of her scrumptious Indian food.