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Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Lentil | 0 comments

Cholar Dal / Chana Dal / Spilt chick peas ( Puja Special )

cholar dal

This recipe is typical Bangladeshi style in Puja. Enjoy.


  • 2 cups Spilt chickpeas / cholar dal /Chana dal
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Dried Red chillies
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1”cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh Coconut finely chopped
  • 4-5 slit Green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp whole Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp sugar or to taste
  • Salt to taste


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How to make:

  1. Soak Spilt chickpeas / cholar dal /Chana dal for 4-5 hours to overnight.
  2. Wash and boil chana dal with ½ tsp salt. After boiling don’t drain away the water.
  3. Heat oil and then temper with cardamom, cinnamon,clove, bay leaf, dried red chillies, whole cumin seeds and then add Asafoetida (Hing). Stir it and then add the chopped coconut.
  4. Fry the coconut until it is light brown. Add the ginger paste and stir it.
  5. After 1-2 minutes add boiled Spilt chickpeas / cholar dal /Chana dal and then add slit green chillies, turmeric powder and salt. Cook it for about 6-8 mins on medium heat.
  6. Add ghee and sugar ; cover the lid and remove from heat.
  7. Cholar Dal / Chana Dal / Spilt chick peas ( Puja Special ) goes well with luchi, roti or paratha.cholar dal 1

Rownak loves to cook bangladeshi food and share her bengali recipes on her cooking blog. Rownak is determined to introduce all the authentic bangladeshi cuisine to the world and let everyone realise what they were missing out! She is based on sunny Queensland (Gold Coast) in Australia. Rownak writes for a number of bangladeshi cooking blog.

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