Gholar Dal

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Total Time:
1.75 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - Bengal gram dal
  • 1/2 - coconut
  • 1 tsp - cumin seed
  • 4 - red chillies, whole
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp - sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 50 g - vanaspati
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • A pinch of soda

How to Make Gholar Dal

  • Add soda to some water and soak the dal in it for about 1 hour.
  • Boil dal with bay leaves and salt till cooked.
  • Make sure it is not fully mashed.
  • Cut coconut into small pieces and fry in vanaspati till golden brown.
  • Heat vanaspati in a frying pan, add cumin seeds, whole red chilli and asafoetida.
  • Use this to temper the dal.
  • Add coconut and sugar, and cook for another 2 minutes.