Cholar Dal Recipe

Cholar Dal Recipe

40 mins
5-6 people
15 mins

Cholar Dal Recipe 


Cholar dal

Potato peeled

2 pc

Chana dal soaked

2 cups


1 ½ tbsp

Turmeric powder

1 tbsp

Bay leaf

2 pcs

Mustard oil

2-3 tbsp

Fresh coconut chopped

¼ cup


1 tbsp


1 tbsp

Dry red chilli

1 pc


1 Inch

Green cardamom

2 pcs


5-6 pcs


1 tsp

Ginger paste

1 tbsp

Garam masala

½ tbsp

Green chilli

2 pcs

Bengali garam masala

½ tbsp


1 tbsp


1 tbsp




Soaked urad dal

1 cup

Green chilli

2 pcs


1 inch 


3 tbsp


½ tbsp

Saunf powder

1½ tbsp


1 tbsp


as required

Refined flour

2 cup


for deep frying





Cholar dal:

In a pressure cooker, add soaked chana dal, turmeric powder, bayleaf, water and cook it for 2 whistles.

Heat a pan, add mustard oil, fresh coconut chopped, raisins, cashew and saute them.

Once they are golden brown remove them on a plate and keep aside.

In the same pan, add potato dice and saute them for 2-3 mins on medium heat.

Then add dry red chilli, cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom and then hing.

Later add hing and saute.

Then add jeera powder, turmeric powder, salt, green chilli, some water and cook it.

Add cooked dal, water if required and boil it.

Then add bengali garam masala, sugar, fried coconut/ raisins/ cashew and mix it. 

Cook it for a minute, then add ghee and cook.

Cholar dal is ready to serve.


In a mixer grinder, add soaked urad dal and grind it.

For stuffing:

Heat a pan, add oil, kalonji, green chilli & ginger paste and saute them.

Then add saunf powder, salt and saute.

Then add grinded urad dal, some water, mix it and cover it with a lid. Cook it until the mixture dries up.

For the dough:

In a bowl, add refined flour, green chilli & ginger paste, salt, saunf powder and mix it.

Then add water and knead it to a soft dough. Rest it for 10-15 mins.

Divide the dough into portions.

Take one portion and fill the stuffing in it. Roll it to a thick flat circle.

Heat oil in a pan, and deep fry radhaballabhi until it puffs up.

Remove it on a plate.

Radhaballabhi is ready to serve.