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Bengali Cholar Dal - Split Bengal Gram stew

Bengali Cholar Dal is a delicious lentil dish made with Bengal gram. This protein rich dal is mildly spicy and is loaded with nutrients. Best with flatbreads.

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Bengali Cholar Dal - Split Bengal Gram stew

Prep Time = 2 minutes
Cook Time = 12 minutes
Total Time = 14 minutes
Category = Main
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 4
Nutrition Info = 168 calories
Serving Size = 1 serving


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» How to Make Bengali Cholar Dal //

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cinnamon, dried red chili and sauté for 20-30 seconds.
  2. Add cashew nuts, and raisins and fry for few seconds, or ?till cashew turns slightly brown.
  3. Add chopped coconut, desiccated coconut and shallow fry them until coconut slices turn light brown. Drain excess oil and transfer them to a plate.
  4. Add cooked dal, salt, sugar, slit green chili along with water, and cook covered for 5-6 minutes over medium heat or ?till dal become slightly thick.
  5. Stir in between occasionally to prevent sticking.
  6. Remove from heat, and garnish with coconut shavings, raisins, and basil leaves. Serve hot with any flat bread or rice.


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