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Chholar Dal from Indian State West Bengal

Cholar Dal Recipe is a no onion no garlic, traditional Bengali Dish made with Bengal Gram or chana dal.


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Chholar Dal

Chholar Dal
Chholar Dal

Course : Side Dish

Cuisine : Indian

Prep time : 10 minutes

Process time : 10 minutes

Total time : 20 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Chana dal - 1 cup

  • Green chili - 3

  • Coconut - 2 tsp

  • Dried grapes - 2 tsp

  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp

  • Chili powder - 1 tsp

  • Cumin seed powder - 1 tsp

  • Coriander seed powder - 1 tsp

  • Turmeric powder - 1/4

  • Cinnamon - 1/2 inch

  • Dried red chili - 3

  • Bay leaf - 1

  • Hing -1 tsp

  • Salt - as per taste

  • Oil - 3 tsp

Instructions:

  1. Wash and soak chana dal for 1 hour, then cook it for 3 whistles and keep aside

  2. In a pan add oil, coconut, dry grapes, cinnamon & bay leaf, then green chili & Hing, sauté until aromatic

  3. Now in a bowl add ginger-garlic paste, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and mix with water

  4. Now pour this masala paste to it and sauté well

  5. Add cooked chana dal and mix well

  6. Add required salt to it and boil for 10 minutes

  7. Serve hot

Pictorial:

soak chana dal for 1 hr
soak chana dal for 1 hr

cook for 3 whistles & keep aside
cook for 3 whistles & keep aside

dried red chili, cinnamon & bay leaf,coconut & dry grapes
dried red chili, cinnamon & bay leaf, coconut & dry grapes

ginger-garlic paste, chili, cumin, coriander , turmeric powder
ginger-garlic paste, chili, cumin, coriander , turmeric powder

mix with water & pour
mix with water & pour

green chili & hing
green chili & hing

cooked dal
cooked dal

salt
salt

boil for 10 min & serve
boil for 10 min & serve
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