Friday, 6 December 2013

Recipe of the day: Narkel-Cholar Dal (Chana Dal with Coconut)

Hello foodies! How are you? Today, I’m going to share with you a Bengali recipe, which perfectly goes with hot puris in a cold evening! Try it and share your experience with me….

Chana Dal with Coconut


  1. Bengal gram (Chane ki Dal):                     1 cup
  2. Coconut(cut into small pieces):                ½cup,
  3. Green chili:                                              4-5
  4. Ginger paste:                                           2 tablespoon
  5. Cumin Seeds:                                           1/2teasp.
  6. Dry Red chili:                                           1
  7. Turmeric Powder:                                     1 teaspoon
  8. Sugar:                                                      1 teaspoon
  9. Cooking oil:                                               3 tablespoon
  10. Ghee:                                                        1 tablespoon
  11. Salt:                                                         to taste



  • Soak the pulses for half-an-hour before preparing
  • Put the soaked pulses along with salt in a pressure cooker with ample water so that the dhal remains 1cm below the water level, cook till three whistles of the pressure cooker.
  • Take out of flame, let the pressure cooker cool.
  • Open the lid, add ginger paste, turmeric, sugar – mix well with the dal.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom wok and fry the coconut pieces till brownish, take out and keep aside
  • In the same heated oil add the dry red chili, cumin seed and fry till then turn a darker shade. Pour the boiled dal in it. Add the fried coconuts, green chilis and little more water if required.
  • Cook till the dal attains the desired consistency.
  • Add the ghee before turn the gas of.
  • Serve it hot with puri or luchi.

Tips of the day

  1. Place a betel (paan) leaf over the leftover idli and dosa batter to prevent them from becoming sour.
  2. Hang a peacock feather on the wall, lizards will leave your house.

 Well, now time to leave! We have ended the contest ‘Foodie of the Month’, and going to start a Giveaway for you! Keep watching the blog and the page. Bye till next post......enjoy weekend with your family……Namaskar.

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