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October 12, 2021

Cholar Dal - Bengal Dal curry

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Festival : Dussehra / Vijaya Dashmi Region : West Bengal
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Last Updated: 12-10-2021
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Cholar Dal is a classic Bengali Dish commonly made in every Bengali household.

This dish is a bit sweet, and along with the flavours of the spices is a delicious treat!

Ingredients :
Split bengal gram
- 1 cup
Turmeric powder
- 1/4 cup
- 3
Cinnamon sticks
- 2
Cardamom powder
- 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp
Dry red chillies
- 2
- 1 inch
Green chillies
- 2
- 3 tsp
Grated fresh coconut
- 1 tbsp
- 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
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Soak the dal in water for one hour.

Pressure cook the dal with cloves, cinnamon sticks, turmeric powder, sugar, cardamom powder and salt.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add the red chilies, chopped green chillies and ginger. Fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the seasonings to the boiled dal and mix well. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Garnish with fresh coconut and serve hot with rice.

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