Cabbage Chana Dal Salad
Cabbage Chana Dal Salad is a healthy and refreshing colorful salad can brighten up any meal. Perfect for summer brunch or served with any meal.Serves 4.
- 2 cup cabbage very finely chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup cucumber chopped
- 1 carrot shredded
- 10 mint leaves minced
- ¼ cup yellow chana dal
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp vinegar
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp ginger juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- Soak the chana dal for at least 2 hours in lukewarm water.
- When ready, the dal should be soft all around.
- Drain the water from chana dal.
- Mix the chana dal with the chopped vegetables.
- Mix the ingredients above together to make the salad dressing.
- Mix the salad and dressing together and let sit for about a half hour so the salad is nicely marinated.
- Substitute chana dal with split yellow moong dal or moong dal sprouts.
- You can substitute the dal with boiled corn and finely chopped bell pepper.
- This salad dressing can be used with any salad.
- Take out the vinegar and use this dressing with fresh fruit, adding chopped mint leaves.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Originally posted 2008-05-12 02:17:01.
43 thoughts on “Cabbage Chana Dal Salad”
Can the cabbage be chopped a day in advance and kept refrigerated? What about the other veggies ?
Ana, Yes you can chopped cabbage day before,
Wow this sounds really nice. gonna give this a go. Thanks for sharing.
I never knew that moong/chana daal are gluten free
I’m going to try theses dishes
again daals needs to be cooked before adding into vegetables
All recipes are very good.
shouldn’t we also cook chana dal as it might taste raw in the salad
Soaked Chana dal tastes good in salad. You don’t need to cook it 🙂
u r simply awesome. i have tried few dishes of yours and they have turned out superb. i refer to your site very often. u have really created my interest in cooking. thanks a lot 🙂
aunty ji ko chana dal ka english nahi aata kya
Hello, What is chana dal and where can I find it?
Rhonda from Fort Worth, Texas
Every Indian grocery store carries the chana dal.
Hi Manjula Ji,
Can I replace the cabbage with any other vegetable, as I do not eat cabbage since the time it was published in newspapers that it may have some minute insects which causes nervous disorder.
This was so good! I had all vegetables from the garden. I added a little chaat masala and amchoor power too.
very good salad . my family members love it
Wonderful recipe. LOVE THE SALAD. Thanks a lot Aunty
Thank you for sharing such an easy, yet refreshing and flavorful recipe. My family loved it and requested that I make this salad again for them.
P.S. I used canned chickpeas in place of channa dal and cilantro leaves instead of basil, only because I did not have these ingredients available.
Thank you manjula aunty for wonderful vegetarian recpies.. I am so addicted to it that have been using it for almost all my cooking.. YOu are amazing!!!
A nice recpe idea you have here. I am always looking for more ideas to keep the kids entertained with and this one might just do the trick so thank you for sharing it.
Thank you aunty for sharing lot of good healthy receipes. This receipe sounds too good . Would like to try it today itself.
THANK U MANJULA AUNTY !!!!!
Thank you so much for this and all the other vegetarian/vegan receipes. Your cooking is a treasure. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. All the very best to you!
Thank you Manjula !!!
Oh my, is this salad good!!! The way the flavors mix with the wonderful dressing is extremely tasty, even better the next day. The only thing I did different was use red lentils because that is what I had in my pantry. I am going to make a big batch of this salad for our upcoming block party!
dear manjulaben, this is an amazing recipe…please come with some more salad recipes…it would be great…
please come with more salad recipies..
wow… the salad looks so yummy and nutrious..I will prepare it soon..
Its really fantastic style to eat green vegetables in form of salad.
Its nice to see your recipes and to prepare in our meals. Please provide us a recipe of Dal Bati and Dal Puri.
this salad looks fantastic, this will be one for over the xmas period, thank you so much
This was the perfect salad served as a bed under roasted salmon with a yogurt dressing made with lime juice, salt, ginger, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper and fresh cilantro. Served with Manjula’s Green Beans and Peas vegetable side dish made the dinner a complete success. One minor change in the green bean recipe, I used fresh green beens and sweet peas instead of frozen.
hello manjulaben, i am really impressed with your mouthwatring receipe. you make it very easy with live vidieo. it attrack me a lot to see everday. easy for everyone. thanks a lot.
dear manjula mam,
i love to watch all your recipes and preparation.its is really useful . can u please help me with vada curry recipe. it is madrasi food.
🙂 Thank you
chana dal is different then chick peas, it will be interesting do try it. I t should work fine.
Manjula,thank you for your lovely recipes,
I am a bulgarian and have been to India twice and i am in love with indian cusine and im really happy that i can cook now this foor at home 🙂
Please manjula tell me,for this salad cant we simply use canned chana(chick peas)?
It would be faster and easier
Thanks a lot. Appreciation
i have tried this salad recipes,its tasty and delicious…i love cooking so i can try more recipes from your website.thanks
I boiled the chana dal for several minutes because I wanted the dal a little softer than it was after 2 hours of soaking. Suggestion: Use 1/2 teaspoon of salt to start- add more later after mixing dressing with salad if needed. I found 1 teaspoon too much for my taste. I added one small red potato that had been cooked and cut into small cubes. I also added one small green chilli finely minced. I didn’t have cucumber, but the salad worked fine without it. Bon Apetit.
This is amazingly good!
Love it, as does the family.
More salads, please!
Great salad recipe. Really healthy since there are so many raw veggies. It looks pretty colourful & appetizing too.
How to make batata wadas ?
Simple way of explaining. Looks gorgeous. A good party salad. Really nice guide for good food. Please add some continental baked dishes as health food.Also add some more varieties of salads. Thanks
excellent website manjula! the recipes are delicious!
This looks really delicious! It’s a great salad for summer and to take camping. Thanks!
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