Cholar Dal Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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Ingredients

  • Bengal gram dal - 1 cup
  • Green chillies - 3, slit
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil (ground nut or mustard) - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry red chillies - 2, broken into pieces
  • Ginger - 1 tsp, minced
  • Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp, cut into small pieces
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Cholar Dal Curry

  • Wash the dal. Add about 2.5 cup of water, green chilli and turmeric.
  • Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Cool the cooker and open it.
  • Heat oil in a small fry pan. Add cumin seeds.
  • When they splutter, add red chilli, ginger and coconut.
  • Fry till coconut is brown. Add this seasoning to the dal.
  • Mix the dal well and add enough water to get the required consistency (like a very thick soup).
  • Add salt, sugar and cumin powder.
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, as an accompaniment to rice or chapatti.

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