Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal

Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices. Slightly sweet in flavour and very aromatic because of usage of pure ghee. The dal once cooked are not mashed completely which is a perfect way of cooking the dish. Serve it along with lobia masala and lucchi.

Shaheen Ali
Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal
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Cholar Dal is Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices. Slightly sweet in flavour and very aromatic because of usage of pure ghee, this dal is cooked in a very typical way by monitoring carefully as it should not get mashed completely. It is the very famous lentil dish from West Bengal, that is served with hot and fluffy luchi specially on the occasion of Jamai Shosti, where the Son-in-Law is served this along with many other delicacies in the platter.

Serve hot and delicious Cholar Dal with fluffy Bengali Luchi  and Bengali Style Lobia for a perfect Bengali meal.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Bengali recipes such as

  1. Bengali Chirer Pulao
  2. Chanar Paturi
  3. Bengali Sita Bhog

 

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , paste
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , slices
  • 5 to 6 Raisins
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , (adjustable)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • For spices
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 3 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 2 to 3 Dry red chilli
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)

How to make Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal

  1. To begin making the Cholar Dal recipe, wash dal under running water nicely till clear water appear.

  2. In a pressure cooker, add dal with salt, turmeric, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and water till the dal is immersed.

  3. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles as we don't want the dal to get mashed completely.

  4. Once the dal is cooked, keep aside and prepare the tempering.

  5. Heat ghee in a wok/kadhai and add cumin seeds and asafoetida, wait till cumin crackles.

  6. Now add green chilies, ginger paste, raisins and saute for a while.

  7. Add in the cooked dal and grated coconut and stir well.

  8. Check salt again and adjust if required, cover the lid and cook for 10 to 12 minutes in low flame.

  9. Once the dal is done, add a generous pinch of sugar along with some coconut slices before turning off the gas.

  10. Serve hot and delicious Cholar Dal with fluffy Bengali Luchi for a perfect Bengali meal.

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Last Modified On Friday, 06 July 2018 15:48
     
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