Bengali Chholar Dal

Bengali Chholar Dal

Ingredients

  • For Dal......1 cup chana dal
  • 4 cups water
  • For Tempering......1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp amchoor
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 3-4 raisins
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala

Directions

Wash and soak dal for 1/2 an hour.Drain the excess water

In a big microwave safe bowl mix 4 cups of water, soaked dal, salt and turmeric powder.Cover and boil, at 100% power for 15 minutes and then microwave covered at 60% power for 10 mins.Stir in between.

In another microwave safe bowl heat oil at 100% power for 30 secs.

Add cumin seeds,asafoetida, bay leaves, red chillies and grated coconut.And microwave at 100% power for 1:30 mins.

Mix it with the boiled dal.Add sugar, salt, raisins and amchoor.Microwave covered at 100% power for 3 mins.

Allow to stand for 5 mins. Serve hot with boiled rice and chutney

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