Bengali Style Chana Dal is a delicious lentil dish cooked with Bengal gram or chana dal. This dish of dal is flavored with coconut, ghee and an assortment of whole spices.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Chana Dal
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut, chopped
  • 1 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Clove
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • A pinch of Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Cups Water
  • For Tadka
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Nos Bay Leaves
  • 2 Nos Cloves
  • 1 Sticks Cinnamon
  • 4 Nos Cardamom
  • 2 Nos Red Chilli Whole

Method:

  • 1.Soak a cup of chana dal for about ten minutes.
  • 2.Take ghee in a pan and add chopped coconut to it.
  • 3.Pan fry coconut till golden brown.
  • 4.Take soaked chana dal in a pressure cooker.
  • 5.Add cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, raisins, fried coconut, turmeric, salt and sugar to the cooker.
  • 6.Mix thoroughly and add water.
  • 7.Pressure cook it.
  • Prepare Tadka:
  • 1.Take ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and red chilli whole.
  • 2.Saute them thoroughly with the ghee.
  • 3.Pour it over the cooked dal in the pressure cooker. Mix well.
  • 4.Serve the Bengali Style Chana Dal hot with garnishing of chopped and fried coconut.

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