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Cholar Dal I
By : Chandri Bhat
Category : Regional cuisine, East bengal
Time Taken : 15-30 mins
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  1. Wash the dal. Add about 2 cup of water, green chilli and turmeric.
  2. Pressure cook for 10 minutes. Cool the cooker and open it.
  3. Heat oil in a small fry pan. Add cumin seeds.
  4. When they splutter, add red chilli, ginger and coconut.
  5. Fry till coconut is brown. Add this seasoning to the dal.
  6. Mix the dal well and add enough water to get the required consistency (like a very thick soup).
  7. Add salt, sugar and cumin powder.
  8. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves, as an accompaniment to rice or chapathi.

Serves:4 to 6

bengal gram (chana) dal - 1 cup
green chillies - 3, slit
turmeric powder - tsp
oil (ground nut or mustard) - 2 tbsp
cumin seed - tsp
dry red chillies - 2, broken into pieces
ginger - 1 tsp, minced
fresh coconut - 2 tbsp, cut into small pieces
sugar - tsp
cumin powder - tsp
coriander leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
salt to taste

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