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Cholar Dal

sumit's picture
I cook this Cholar Dal recipe every Saturday. I like this healthy Cholar Dal because it is a high protein dish. It is a very common dish in the Indian homes. It is primarily eaten during Lunch. Cholar Dal goes well with rice, but it can also be eaten with roti .You should try this Cholar Dal Recipe.
  Chana dal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ghee 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Cardamom 4
  Cinnamon 25 Gram
  Bay leaves 2
  Red chilies 2 , broken into halves
  Coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped pieces
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

Cook dal with 4-5 cups of water till soft.

Heat ghee in a small pan and season with cumin seeds, cardamom, cinnamon and bay leaves.

Add red chillies and coconut pieces. Fry till coconut is light brown.

Lower the flame, add all the powders and add this mixture to the dal. Add salt and sugar and water if needed.

Simmer for 5 minutes and switch off the flame.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Sanghi's picture
Hi, was searching recipies to break my routine dal. Found this one good, going to give a try.