How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram

How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gramHow to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram

Cholar dal or chana dal is a Bengali delicacy, in the winter morning, breakfast with cholar dal diye luchi is amazing. We normally prepare cholar dal with coconut, but today I will make it some other way. Soaked Bengal gram/chana dal cooked with Fried Onions or barista paste with other spices; this is How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3-4 Persons

 

Ingredients

  • 2 Chopped Onion Fry (Barista)*
  • Tomatoes Chopped-2
  • Garlic Cloves-6-8 Chopped
  • Ginger Paste-1 Teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder-1 Teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin Powder-1Teaspoon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Coriander Powder
  • of Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder -1Teaspoon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Garam Masala Powder
  • Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves)- 1 Tablespoon
  • 2 Tablespoons dry mango powder(amchur powder)
  • salt to taste

 

How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram

  • Wash & soak cholar dal or chana dal for 2-3 hours.
  • Then take a pressure cooker, heat oil, add bay leaf & chopped garlic, then add red chili powder and paste of barista (fried onion) stir fry.
  • You can add chopped tomatoes & ginger paste and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now we can add the chana dal and other spices e.g. turmeric, amchur, coriander and cumin powder and cook for another 2 minutes. Add water,salt and close the lid and go for 2 whistles.How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram
  • How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram
  • Open the lid after releasing the pressure and add kasuri methi,garam masala ,mix it well ,serve with rice or bread.How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram
  • How to make delicious chana dal masala/split Bengal gram

 

 

 

* Barista =slice the onions and separate the slices.In a pan or kadai heat oil and fry the onion slices till becomes dark brown in color and keep aside.Take small portion at a time and make it crispy,Don’t put all at a time other wise it will not be fried properly.

 

 

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