Friday, November 22, 2013

Cholar Dal | Chana Dal | Bengali Style

Cholar Dal or Chana Dal , I think all Bengali's are familiar with this recipe. Who can resist to have it once when they are visiting Dakhhineswar Kali Temple(there its a famous items) in Kolkata. An aroma of Hing(asafoetida) er kachori and Cholar dal will obsess you. Is not it? Luchi and Cholar dal is another great combination for any puja festival. You are just loving it. Its a pure vegetarian recipe and little sweet in taste too. So i did it and really its my bet to you,that my recipe will give you the authentic taste of Bengali style cholar dal. I always prefer to maintain the traditional method for the traditional recipe.So here is another one traditional recipe for you. Try it within this winter and enjoy with your family members.

With very simple ingredients its fantastic .  The flavor of cholar dal or Bengal gram will be increased by asafoetida. It is an easily digestive recipe.Now follow the recipe here...

Cholar Dal Bengali style

Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preaparation Time : 2 hrs.
Cooking Time : 15 mins.

Ingredients :
  • 1 Cup Chana Dal/Bengal Gram/Cholar Dal(cleaned and soaked)
  • 1/2 Cup Grated coconut / chopped coconut
  • 1/2 Cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3 pinch Asafoetida powder/ Hing Powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Dry Red Chili Powder
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Roasted Cumin seeds and red chili powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste 
  • Sugar to taste
  • 4 tbsp Oil
Cooking Directions :
  1. Heat oil in a pressure Cooker.
  2. Add bay leaves,dry red chili,cumin seeds and asafoeatida to it.
  3. Add chopped coconuts and fry for a while.
  4. Add ginger paste and soaked chana dal.
  5. Add turmeric powder and saute a little.
  6. Add little salt to it.
  7. Add 2 cups warm water and cover with the lid.
  8. Cook until 4 whistles, remove lid immediately.
  9. Then add roasted spices and lemon juice,chopped coriander leaves and sugar to taste.
  10. Mix well and serve with Kachori or Luchi.


cookingwithsapana said...

Very delicious dal !

Unknown said...

Cholar dal looks yummy. Perfect for roti.

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely dal!

Unknown said...

very flavorful and delicious dal :)

Unknown said...

dal is perfect for luchi ...daronn nabanita



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