Cholar Dal Recipe Narkel Kishmish Diye | Bengali Dal Recipe | Vegetarian Bengali Chana Dal Recipe

The savoury-sweet cholar dal is a Bengali classic. Bursting with warm, mellow flavours, it is easy to make and insanely delicious. Every family has its own Bengali cholar dal recipe. In fact, the Bengali culinary tradition is replete with easy dal recipes for every occasion. This is the ‘niramish’ or vegetarian version of the Bengali cholar (or chholar) dal, prepared without onions or garlic. Hing (asafoetida) supplies the necessary sharpness that one would generally get from the use of onions. The best part about this coconut-and-raisin (narkel aar kishmish) strewn cholar dal? It can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with rice, polao, luchi, kachori or parathas! It doesn’t get more versatile than this. Master this Bengali cholar dal recipe and it is sure to become the secret weapon in your culinary arsenal for when you are looking for an impressive, yet quick, easy, Bengali vegetarian dal preparation.

In this video recipe, we show you how to make cholar dal (or ‘chana dal’ as it is known in Hindi) that has the perfect balance of sweet and savoury flavours, and the right consistency and texture. Although this preparation is a Bengali classic, other parts of India, and Pakistan and Bangladesh, too, enjoy their own versions of this delicious and nutritious ‘chana dal’.

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