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Cholar Dal (Bengali Style Chana Dal)

Cholar Dal (Bengali Style Chana Dal)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 80

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1 cup chana dal (Bengal Gram Lentil)

  • 1 tsp. ginger, chopped

  • 1-2 whole dry red chillies

  • 1-2 green chilies, slit

  • 1

  • 2-3 green cardamoms

  • 4-5 cloves

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin seeds

  • 3 tbsp. sliced coconut

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder

  • 1 tsp. ghee

  • 1/2 tsp. salt or to taste

  • 2 tbsp. mustard oil

  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

Directions

  • 01

    Soak the chana dal for an hour and boil till soft but not mushy. Heat oil and saute the coconut slices till light brown. Drain and jeep aside.

  • 02

    Temper the same oil with bay leaves, dry red chillies, cinnamon, cardamoms, cloves and cumin seeds.

  • 03

    After they stops spluttering, add the ginger and saute for a few seconds. Now add the boiled dal, salt, sugar, green chilies, 2 tbsp. of the fried coconut and turmeric powder.

  • 04

    Simmer on a low flame for 2-3 minutes. When done, add ghee and serve, garnished with remaining fried coconut slices.

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