Chholar dal
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Chholar dal
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Last updated 6/12/2012 12:48:20 AM. Recipe ID 9361. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chholar dal
 Categories: Main dish, Indian, Bengali, Vegetarian
      Yield: 4 Servings
      1 c  Chick peas, soaked
    1/4 ts Turmeric
      1 ea Green chile
    1/2 ts Salt
      2 ts Cumin, ground
      2 tb Raisins
  1 1/2 tb Vegetable oil
      1 ea Bay leaf
      1 ea Dried red chile
      5 ea Cardamom pods
      1 ea 2" cinnamon stick
      2 ea Cloves
    1/4 ts Kalonji seeds
      1 tb Green chile, seeded & minced
      2 tb Coconut, shredded
    1/4 ts Garam masala
           Ghee, optional
  Cook chickpeas in water with turmeric & whole chile for about 1 hour
  or until they are very tender. Discard whole chiles. Add salt & cumin
  & remove from heat.
  Puree one cup of the dal mixture in a blender, adding a little water
  if necessary.  Return to the pan, add raisins & bring back to a
  simmer. Keep warm.
  Heat oil in a small skillet.  Fry bay leaf & red chile until the chile
  darkens.  Fry cardamom, cinnamon & cloves for 5 seconds. Add kalonji
  & fry a few seconds longer. Turn heat to low & add minced chile &
  coconut. Cook for a few seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from
  heat & pour over the dal.  Simmer a couple more minutes & remove from
  heat. Garnish with lemon wedges, sprinkle with cilantro & ghee &
  Bharti Kirchner, "The Healthy Cuisine of India: Recipes from the
  Bengal Region"

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Recipe ID 9361 (Apr 03, 2005)

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