I made this Indian dish for a magazine that I have been working with lately. I was skeptical when they handed me a bag of beans that I was supposed to use for the recipe. I thought, how in the world would I make this look pretty? Well I guess I proved myself wrong and ended up really liking the recipe in the end. You’ve got to give it a try and serve with rice and of course some naan!

indian bean soup served with rice and naan

Chana Dal

Ingredients:

1 pound Chana Dal (indian beans)

4 TBSP dried chopped onions

1 TBSP dried minced garlic

¼ tsp Allspice (ground)

1TBSP Garam Masala

1 tsp cumin (ground)

3 vegetable bouillon cubes

¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)

5 cups water

Put all ingredients in a pot, bring to a boil, cover and let simmer until tender but not mushy. Serve with red or brown rice.

Checkout the last recipe I made for the magazine