Chana Dal – 1 cup
Oil – To Deep Fry
Salt – 1/4 tsp or To Taste
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Amchur (Dry Mango) Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
. Wash and soak chana dal 3-4 hours or over night.
. Rinse again 2-3 times and spread evenly washed dal in a kitchen towel or thick cotton cloth for 15-20 minutes so all the water is absorbed and dal becomes dry.
. If required, change towel to make dal dry.
. Heat oil in a wok(kadai) until smoking point, add dal in batches and fry until golden brown/crispy or until the ‘shh’ sounds eases from oil and keep in kitchen tissue to remove excess oil.
. Repeat same for rest of dal.
. Once all the dal gets fried, add salt, chilli powder and amchur powder and mix well.
. Allow the mixture to cool completely before storing in air-tight container.
. Here our chatpata Chana Dal namkeen is ready.