Cholar Daal or Dal | How to make Cholar Daal or Dal

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  • By Pranav Shah
    Created on 18th Jul 2015

About Cholar Daal or Dal

A favorite party Daal, cooked thick and flavoured with spices and garnished with coconut

Cholar Daal or Dal is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of West Bengal cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Cholar Daal or Dal at your home. Cholar Daal or Dal by Pranav Shah will help you to prepare the perfect Cholar Daal or Dal at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 25 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Cholar Daal or Dal.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves6People
Cholar Daal or Dal

Ingredients to make Cholar Daal or Dal

  • Cholar Daal (Bengal gram) 250 grams
  • Water 6 cups
  • green chillies 4-6
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • sugar 3 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil 2 tbsp or ghee 1 tbsp
  • bayleaf 2
  • coconut grated
  • cinnamon 1 piece
  • cardomoms 3-4
  • cloves 4-6
  • red chillies 2 (dried)
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp

How to make Cholar Daal or Dal

  1. Heat a frying pan well, reduce heat and roast separately cinnamon, cardamoms and cloves, the dried red chillies and cumin seeds. Grind the garam masala and other spices separately to a fine powder.
  2. Bring the water to boil in a pan and add the cholar daal. Take the scum off the daal and reduce the heat. Cook until it is half done. Add the green chillies.
  3. Add the turmeric, sugar and salt to taste. Cover and cook until done over a medium fire. Make note that the daal should be stirred continuously so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  4. In a small frying pan, heat the oil or ghee to smoking. Reduce heat and add the bay leaves and the coconut. Add daal and fry until the coconut is light brown.
  5. Cover and simmer for 5 mins. The consistency of the daal should be thick, and the taste should be sweet (not too much).
  6. To finish, sprinkle the powdered garam masala, the red chilli powder and cumin seed powder over the daal and cover. Do not stir until ready to serve.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with grated coconut and coriander leaves, with roti or steamed rice.
My Tip: Soak the daal for 10-15 mins before cooking to lessen the cooking time. Also youu can add a bit of chilli powder to spice it up.

Reviews for Cholar Daal or Dal (3)

Palak Vadhel23 days ago

Saswati Biswasa year ago
This is chana dal

Kanak Patela year ago
What is cholar dal...can i use arhar dal?
Dipanjan singh
a month ago
cholar dal is chana dal