Cholar Dal Recipe

Cholar Dal Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali

Cholar Dal Recipe: Cholar Dal is a Bengali preparation made with chana dal (split chickpeas) cooked with coconut, ghee, and spices. It’s a sweet and aromatic lentil dish.


  • 1 tblsp ghee

  • 4 -6 green chillies slit

  • 1 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1 tblsp coriander powder

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1/4 coconut

  • 1 tsp red chilli powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 2 – 4 tsp sugar

  • 250 gms bengal gram divide (chana dal)

  • 1 tblsp cumin powder

  • salt to taste

  • 1 tblsp raisins


  • Wash the dal and boil with 4 cup of water.
  • Mix in turmeric, cumin, garam masala, and slit green chillies.
  • Mix in salt and sugar to taste.
  • Mix well and stir fry till the time the dal is soft and thick.
  • Heat up ghee in a kadhai.
  • Mix in bay leaves and garam masala.
  • When it stops spluttering mix in it to the dal.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Cut the coconut into small dices and fry in ghee till light brown.
  • Mix in this to the dal and stir.
  • Serve hot along with luchi.

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