Uttarakhand Style Black Gram Chainsoo Recipe

It is a traditional Garhwali recipe that you can serve for your main course.

Uttarakhand Style Black Gram Chainsoo Recipe
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A traditional Garhwali recipe to support the energy level of Uttaranchal locals that helps them to survive the extreme weather and boost energy. Easy recipe to follow and the additional change of  cooking method will break the monotony of using Black Gram dal  for daily cooking. A high protein dish so be cautious in consuming a bigger portion. Simply roasting and later grinding makes all the difference in aroma, but once you try to cook it you will come to know and will use with other ingredients to suit your taste palette like onion, tomatoes and garam masala powder.

Serve Uttarakhand Style Black Gram Chainsoo along with Steamed Rice and Spicy Baby Potatoes for your weekday lunch.

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

  1. Uttarakhand Mooli Thechua Recipe
  2. Uttarakhand Style Singhal Recipe
  3. Roat Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

55 M


4 Servings


  • 1/2 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • 1-1/4 cup Water
  • 2 Dry Red Chilli
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Uttarakhand Style Black Gram Chainsoo Recipe

  1. To begin making Black Gram Chainsoo Recipe, first heat a Kadhai and dry roast the dal for few minutes until you can smell the aroma. Set aside.

  2. Once it is cooled down, grind the dry mixture to a fine powder. Heat a heavy bottomed kadhai with oil, temper with red chilli and pepper corns.

  3. Add all the masalas including coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt with 2 tablespoons water and fry for a minute. Add the powdered dal, mix it up and then add water.

  4. Cook on medium to low flame stirring occasionally until thickens for 20-30 minutes. Once it is done, switch off the gas and serve hot.

  5. Serve Uttarakhand Style Black Gram Chainsoo along with Steamed Rice and Spicy Baby Potatoes for your weekday lunch.