Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal is a good evening snack for winter season. Fried channa dal is known as Nei Kadalai in tamil and Chatpata dal in north. It is good to munch while watching tv or reading story books. It is a effortless recipe. The only preparation is soaking and drying the dal. It is no tension no Bp recipe.
I served chatpata dal with plums juice.

Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal

Let us see the recipe
Here is the quick video


Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal Ingredients:
Channa dal (Kadalai Paruppu) - 1 cup
Curry leaves - 20
Garlic cloves - 4 (optional)
Redchilli powder - ½ tsp
Asafoetida - 1/8 tsp
Salt         - to taste
Oil          - to deep fry
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal Method:
Wash and soak kadalai paruppu for one hour. Train the water completely and spread in the kichen towel till the moisture evaporates.
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal

Heat oil in a frying pan and add kadalai paruppu in batches and fry till the shhh sound subsides.

Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal

Take kadalai paruppu with a help of steel strainer and spread in the tissue paper to absorb oil. Fry curry leaves and crushed garlic ( if you want) in the same oil.
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal

Add fried dal and curry leaves in a bowl and add salt, red chilli powder and asafoetida. Mix it well. Store it in an air tight container and use it for a week or two.
Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal

Note:
If you like garlic taste crush garlic and fry in the oil.
You can add chaat masala also.
First put kadalai paruppu in high flame, after two minutes sim the flame and fry.
Stir often with a ladle.

Nei Kadalai / Chatpata dal


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