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How to make peas and channas ready to cook easily?

If you forgot to soak any peas or channa dal for any dishes the previous night, then put channa or the peas in a flask full of boiling water or in a hot pack full of hot water for just half an hour. The Channa or the pea is ready for cooking.

Channa Dal Soup for the rainy day evenings

During rainy season, every one prefers something hot to drink. One such is soups. Here is a simple and easy to make soup. Ingredients: Channa Dal - 1 cup Tomato - 2 nos Gren chillies - 3 nos Red Chilly - 1 no. Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds - 1 tsp Ghee - 1 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Curry leaves - a few Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped Salt to taste Method: Pressure cook channa dal with about 2 cups of water. Remove and drain the water. Mash 1/2 of the channa dal to a fine paste. To the channadal water add finely chopped (better pureed) tomatoes, green chillies, finely chopped coriander leaves and cook well. If using chopped tomatoes wait till they get soft. When it comes to a boil add the mashed channa dal remove from flame add salt and pepper powder and mix well. Garnish with finely chopped curry leaves. In a seasoning laddle add ghee, mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, asafodeita, red chilly and pour it on top of the curry leaves.