Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal by Archana’s Kitchen

Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal by Archana’s Kitchen


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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