Bengali chana dal

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Course: Main Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1 cup - channa dal
  • 8 red chillies
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • 3 green chillies
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - each mustard seeds, cumin seeds, aniseeds, fenugreek seeds and onion seeds
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - ground ginger
  • 1 tsp - aaamchur
  • 1/2 cup - slices of fried fry coconut (copra)
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt to taste.

How to Make Bengali chana dal

  • Soak dal in water for three hours.
  • Pressure cook till soft but separate. Add ginger, turmeric, green and red chillies, amchur, sugar, coconut pieces and salt to taste.
  • Add water if needed and allow it to simmer till everything blends and chillies are cooked. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and fry cumin seeds, mustard, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds, aniseeds, pepper and bay leaves.
  • When just brown, pour over the dal.
  • Serve hot with puris.