Bengali Style Chana Dal


Bengali Style chana dal tastes mildly spicy and packed with nutrition since it is a helpful source of zinc, folate, calcium, protein and is low in fat content.

  • Prep in: 10 M
  • Cooks in: 30 M
  • Total in: 40 M

Ingredients of Bengali Style Chana Dal

  • 1 cup Chana dal
  • 1/2 cup Dry coconut 
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder 
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds 
  • Green Chillies
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • Dry Red Chillies
  • Cloves 
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick 
  • Bay leaf 

How to Cook Bengali Style Chana Dal

  1. Soak the chana dal for about an hour in water.
  2. Add 3 Cups of water , turmeric powder, salt to taste in a pressure cooker for 4 whistles.
  3. Turn the heat to low for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  4. Take a pan add mustard oil; add the dry coconut pieces and fry until they turn golden brown.
  5. In the same pan heat a teaspoon of mustard oil; add cumin seeds,  dry red chilies, cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon stick, green chilies and ginger.
  6. Once done, stir in the cooked Bengali Cholar dal and the roasted coconut slices.
  7. Brisk boil for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.
  8. Serve hot with rice.


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