We Bengalis love to have Luchi on our Sundays. And this mildly spicy Cholar Dal which is packed with nutrients like zinc,folate, calcium and protein and low in fat content tastes wonderful with luchi. My mother cooks this on our Sundays. This Dal is an awesome Recipe for persons who are looking for something healthy yet tasty food then it’s a high five choice for you.
- Cuisine – Indian/Bengali
- Course – Main Course
- Prep time -15 minutes
- Cooking time -15 minutes
- 1 Cup Cholar Dal/ Bengali Chana Dal
- 1 Cup Chopped Coconut
- 1/2 Cup Raisins
- 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1/2 Tsp Fennel Seeds
- 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
- 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
- 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
- Salt and Sugar to taste
HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE CHANA DAL (STEP BY STEP WITH PHOTOS)
Soak Chana Dal in water overnight. Next morning drain out the water and put the dal in Pressure Cooker. Add turmeric powder and salt and cook for 4 whistles.
Put mustard oil in pan. Temper the oil with 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds.
Add the chopped Coconut pieces. Fry the coconut pieces.
Add the pressure Cooked Chana Dal in the pan. Add 1/2 cup Raisins.
Add 1 tsp Turmeric Powder, 1 Tsp Cumin Powder, 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder.
Add salt and sugar to taste. Mix the spices and cook for few minutes in low flame.
Serve with luchi, roti..