Cholar Dal : Bengali Style Channa Dal 

Cholar Dal : Bengali Style Channa Dal

So yesterday we ate luchis, how could cholar dal be left behind. Cholar dal is a bengali preparation of midly spiced and slightly sweet channa dal, personally for me it is a bit bland but with luchis and pickle it tastes pretty good. However, the child at home loves it and I think its perfect food for kids since it hardly has spices. I was introduced to this by bengali friend years ago when O was still a wee toddler and I was looking for adding variety to his food.

Cholar Dal : Bengali Style Channa DalSo yesterday we ate luchis, how could cholar dal be left behind. Cholar dal is a bengali preparation of midly spiced and slightly sweet channa dal, personally for me it is a bit bland but with luchis and pickle it tastes pretty good. However, the child at home loves it and I think its perfect food f...

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinebengali
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Channa Dal
1 cup
Water for boiling
2-3 cups
Ghee
2 tsps
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Coconut sliced
1/4 cup
Green Chillies sliced
2-3
Heeng a
pinch
Sugar
1 tsp
Turmeric
1/2 tsp
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Wash and soak the channa dal in warm water for approximately an hour
  2. Pressure cook your channa dal with salt and turmeric till just done. We don't want the dal to be mushy. I give it one whistle and then lower the heat and cook for 5-6 minutes and let the pressure release itself.
  3. In a small pan heat ghee and add heeng, roast for a minute till it turns brown. Add the cumin seeds and roast further for about 2 minutes till golden brown
  4. Add the sliced coconut and roast till it starts to turn brown. Add this to the dal along with sugar and bring to boil.
  5. Serve hot with luchis or rice
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