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Bengali Cholar Dal


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Bengali Cholar Dal Recipe, How To Make Bengali Cholar Dal Recipe

Bengali Style Cholar Dal is a delicious lentil dish and festive dal that is often made for durga pooja celebrations or wedding feasts in Bengal.

About Recipe

How to make Bengali Cholar Dal

(2 ratings)
11 reviews so far
Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
30 mins
Bengali Cholar Dal
Author : Vahchef
Main Ingredient : Daal
Servings : 4 persons
Published date : January 18, 2019

Ingredients used in Bengali Cholar Dal
• Salt - to taste.
• Raisins - 1 tablespoon.
• Green chilly - 4 numbers.
• Ginger chopped - 1 tea spoon.
• Turmeric powder - 1/4 tea spoon.
• Cloves - 4 numbers.
• Cumin seeds - 1/2 tea spoon.
• Bay leaves - 2 numbers.
• Red chilly - 2 numbers.
• Ghee - 1 tablespoon.
• Channa dal (bengal gram dal) - 200 grams.
• Coconut (small pieces) - 2 tablespoons.
• Sugar - 1 tablespoon.
• Coriander chopped - 1 tablespoon.
  • First, soak channa dal for 1 hour and pressure cook it until tender.
  • Heat ghee in a pan add whole red chilly, bay leaves, cumin seeds, cloves, turmeric powder, chopped ginger, green chilly, raisins, salt, coconut (cut small pieces)saute this for few minutes add water, sugar.
  • It comes to boil and add cooked dal cook for few minutes, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and garam masala and serve it.

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punk839 Posted on Tue Jun 04 2013

Just LOOK at it! My favourite !

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Anand Alphonse Posted on Tue Jun 04 2013


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MSE. Dzirasa Posted on Tue Jun 04 2013

LOL...:D Oh yeah look at that dal; simply delicious...Vahchef is the best...:)

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hirubhaiambani Posted on Tue Jun 04 2013

One small tip that takes the cholar dal a notch higher is to put a pinch of fresh ground garam masala and mixing in a little bit of butter or ghee before serving. This tip is from my mom and grandmom.

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VahChef Posted on Tue Jun 04 2013


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ricci1729 Posted on Wed Oct 09 2013

thank you

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Zeba Zaman Posted on Sun Sep 20 2015

wat is your real name chef?

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Zeba Zaman Posted on Mon Sep 21 2015


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Zeba Zaman Posted on Mon Sep 21 2015

I always follow your recipe..... I liked the way you present?

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Sarmistha Poddar Posted on Mon Apr 04 2016

Thanks sir for sharing this recipe to us this is a most famous recipe in West bengal.?

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nivedita roy Posted on Tue May 24 2016

Thank u sir.?

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