Bengali Choler Dal Recipe

Bengali Choler Dal is a traditional Bengali dish made with split Bengal gram lentils. It is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is commonly served with rice or roti. The lentils are cooked until soft and then tempered with spices like cumin, mustard seeds, and bay leaves. The dish is typically garnished with fresh coriander leaves and served hot. Bengali Choler Dal is a comforting and satisfying dish that is perfect for a hearty meal.

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Ingredients for Bengali Choler Dal Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Split Bengal Gram Lentils, Washed And Soaked
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • as needed Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Bengali Choler Dal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Wash and soak the split Bengal gram lentils for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, add the soaked lentils, water, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook for 4-5 whistles or until the lentils are soft.
  • STEP 3.In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, and bay leaves. Let them splutter.
  • STEP 4.Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • STEP 5.Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • STEP 6.Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • STEP 7.Add red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Mix well.
  • STEP 8.Add the cooked lentils to the pan and mix everything together.
  • STEP 9.Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the flavors are well combined.
  • STEP 10.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the lentils helps in reducing the cooking time.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.
  • You can add a squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Bengali Choler Dal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dal before serving and adjust the consistency with water if needed.
  • Serve the dal hot with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
129
calories per serving
9 g Fat1 g Protein11 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    9g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Carbs
    11g
  • Fiber
    4g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    11g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Fiber
    4g

Fats

  • Fat
    9g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    28mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    69mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    12mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    22mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    34mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp