Spicy Chickpea Soup (Chana Dal) Recipe

Prep:  20 minutes | Cook:  55 minutes | Serves:  4



  1. Pour 4 cups of water in a large sauce pan. Add chickpeas and boil.  Turn down heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes.  When done simmering, coarsely mash chickpeas with a hand held masher.  Do not completely mash the chickpeas.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet and saute onion and garlic until onions are translucent.  Add salt, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cumin and coriander.  Saute for 1 minute.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, lemon juice and sugar.  Mix well.   Bring to a boil and then turn down heat to medium low and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato mixture to chickpeas.  Stir until completely mixed.  Let simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve with chapatti