CHOLAR DAL/CHANA DAL/SPLIT SKINNED BENGAL GRAM RECIPE


CHOLAR DAL/CHANA DAL/SPLIT SKINNED BENGAL GRAM RECIPE :

AUTHOR : PIYALI
SERVES : 4
CUISINE : INDIAN / BENGALI
TYPE : SIDE DISH / LENTIL CURRY
TIME : 10 MINUTES PREPARATION + 30 MINUTES COOKING TIME

INGREDIENTS :

1) 1 Cup (250 gms approx) Cholar Dal/chana dal/split skinned bengal gram
2) 1 green Chilli
3) 2 Tbsp clarified butter/ghee or oil for tempering
4) 1 Medium Sized potato chopped into small cubes
5) 1 Tsp cumin seeds
6) 2 Dry red Chillies
7) 2 small Bay leaves
8) 2 Tbsp Fresh grated Coconut or frozen grated coconut
9) 1/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder
10) 1Tsp garam masala powder
11) 1 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
12) Salt to taste
13) 2 Tsp of ghee/ clarified butter to sprinkle on top of the Dal /lentil Curry

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CHOLAR DAL/CHANA DAL :

1) Wash split bengal gram/chana dal thoroughly in water. Drain the water and cook the lentil/dal covered with water till it's completely cooked. Add 1 green chilli and 1/4 Tsp of salt while cooking the dal. Once cook keep aside ready to use.

2) Take clarified butter/ghee in a pan. Shallow fry the potato pieces till they get a golden colour on them. Remove the potatoes from the pan. In the same oil add bay leaves, dry red chillies, whole cumin seeds and wait till the cumin seeds crackle.

3) Add grated coconut , turmeric powder and sauté for a minute. 

4) Add the cooked lentils along with the water into this pan. Bring to a boil and then simmer. 

5) Add Garam masala, the fried potatoes and check for seasoning. Add salt as per requirement. Keep on high flame for a couple of minutes till the Dal thickens a bit.

Transfer to the serving bowl. Sprinkle the roasted cumin powder on the top and also clarified butter. Serve hot with Kochuri. 


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