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Friday, April 29, 2011

Cholar/Chana Dal(ছোলার ডাল)

  1. Chana dal-1 cup (soaked in water overnight)
  2. Onion(chopped)-1 medium
  3. Ginger paste-2 ts
  4. Garlic paste-2 ts
  5. Red chili powder-1 ts or your choice
  6. Cumin powder- 1 ts
  7. Turmeric powder-1/2 ts
  8. Garam masala powder-1/2 ts
  9. Whole red chili- 2 piece
  10. Whole masala(Cardamom- 2 piece, Cinnamon-2 stick, Clove- 3 piece, Bay leaf-2 piece)
  11. Salt- 1/2 ts or your taste
  12. Oil- 1/2 cup
  1. Wash the soaked dal well and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan to a medium heat and fry all the whole masala(Cardamom,Cinnamon,Clove,Bay leaf) and whole red chili a little bit, then add onion and fry until it become soft. Add other masala(Ginger paste, Garlic paste, Red chili powder, Cumin powder, Turmeric powder, Garam masala powder) and salt with 1 Tbs water and stir it until oil separate from masala.
  3. Then add dal and mix it well with masala. Stir dal around 5-6 minutes in medium heat(if dal stick on bottom, lower the flame).
  4. Add around 4 cups(you can add more or less water according to your desire thickness for gravy ) water and bring it to a nice boil, then cover it and let it cook around 15 minutes or until dal become soft.
  5. Then take it out and enjoy with luchi, parata or rice.


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