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BENGALI CHOLAR DAL Vegetarian-Dish

Cholar Dal is a traditional Bengali recipe. Learn how to make Chholar Daal by following this easy recipe.



Ingredients

For Dal
Chana dal
: 1 cup
Water
: 4 cups
For Tempering
Oil
: 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds (jeera)
: 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder (haldi)
: 1/2 tsp
Sugar
: 1 tsp
Amchoor
: 1 tsp
Red chillies
: 2 dry
Grated coconut
: 1/2 cup
Bay leaves (tej patta)
: 2
A pinch of asafoetida (heeng)
:
Raisins (kishmish) (optional)
: 3 – 4
Salt and black pepper
: To taste

Bengali Cholar Dal

Method

  • Wash and soak dal for ½ an hour. Drain the excess water.
  • In a big microwave safe bowl mix 4 cups of water, soaked dal, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Cover and boil, at 100% power for 15 mins. and then microwave covered at 60% power for 10 mins. Stir in between.
  • In another microwave safe bowl heat oil at 100% power for 30 secs.
  • Add cumin seeds, asafoetida, bay leaves, red chillies and grated coconut. And microwave at 100% power for 1:30 mins.
  • Mix it with the boiled dal. Add sugar, salt, raisins and amchoor. Microwave covered at 100% power for 3 mins.
  • Allow to stand for 5 mins. Serve hot with boiled rice and chutney.