Bengali Cholar Dal Recipe

Debjanir Rannaghar

Narkel Diye Cholar Dal aka split Bengal Gram with coconut or Bengali Cholar Dal is a quintessential Bengali no onion no garlic Dal that we serve with Luchi or Porota.

Step 1

Take 150g Bengal gram along with half of the Turmeric Powder and ½ Tsp. of salt in a pressure cooker and and cook till 4 whistles come out.

Step 2

In a pan heat pan heat the Mustard Oil and fry 15 cashew, a5 raisin and 1/4 cup chopped coconut

Step 3

In the remaining oil add 1/2 Tbsp. ghee and Temper the oil-ghee with Dry Red Chili, Bay Leaf, Cinnamon Stick, Black Cardamom, Green Cardamom and Cumin Seed.

Step 4

To the mixture add 1 Tsp. asafoetida and 1 Tbsp. Ginger paste as well

Step 5

Add  1/2 Tsp. turmeric powder, 1/2 Tsp. red chili powder, ½  Tsp. cumin powder, ½ tsp. Garam masala powder and  1 Tsp. sugar and mix thoroughly.

Step 6

Now add cooked dal and start cooking on slow flame for 10 minutes.

Now add fried coconut, cashew nut, and Raisins. You may keep a little for garnishing.

Step 7

Add Ghee, Garam Masala and roasted cumin powder for added flavor. Serve this  No onion no garlic Bengali Cholar Dal with Roti/ Poori/ Paratha or Luchi

Step 8