How to make ol diye cholar dal

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By Abhijit

Last Updated May 27, 2023

How to make ol diye cholar dal

Bengal gram with elephant foot yam (How to make ol diye cholar dal) makes the dal yummy and healthy as yam is rich in anti-oxidant, fiber, potassium, magnesium and many more. It is very easy to prepare and takes very less time with limited use of species, and here I am using cow ghee instead of cooking oil to make the dish more delicious.

Author: Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Course: Side dish
Cuisine: Bengali
Level of cooking: Easy
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients required

  • Ol/elephant foot yam-150 gm (cut into small cubes)
  • Cholar dal(Bengal gram)-1 cup
  • Cow ghee (clarified butter)-2 tsp
  • Onion-1 (cut into slice)
  • Chopped ginger-1/2 tsp
  • Garlic (chopped)-1/2 tsp
  • Green chili-2(chopped)
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Dry mango slice-2(homemade)(you can put 1 tsp dry mango powder instead of dry mango)
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
  • Red chili powder-1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi(dry fenugreek leaves)-1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Water-2 cups

How to make ol diye cholar dal

Wash cholar dal/ Bengal gram and let it soak for 3-4 hours in water.

Cut and wash the yam in small cube size.

Take a pressure cooker; add yam, Bengal gram, salt and water.

Turn on the gas and put the pressure cooker on it and go for 3 whistles.How to make ol diye cholar dal

In the mean time cut onion into slice.

Take a wok, heat the ghee (clarified butter) and throw some cumin seeds and  chili for tempering.

As they splutter and sizzle add the slice onions, chopped ginger and garlic; sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and cumin powder; sauté for two minutes.How to make ol diye cholar dal

Now add the boiled dal and cook for 2-3 minutes.How to make ol diye cholar dal

Mix it well with dal and onion garlic.How to make ol diye cholar dal

Turn off the gas and add kasuri methi.How to make ol diye cholar dal

Serve hot with rice or chapatti/naan/luchi/parotha.

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