BM #110 Week 3 Day 2 - 

For today, I have this interesting Dal from Eastern India, specifically from West Bengal.

The very unique ingredient in this dal is the use of chopped coconut pieces. The flavor and texture of this dal was unique and we loved it.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Chana Dal 1/2 cup
Salt, Turmeric  as needed
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Cumin Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chili Powder 1/4 tsp or as needed
Ginger-Green Chili Paste 1 tsp or as needed
Coconut Pieces handful
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Bay leaf 1, Red Chili 1, Cloves 2, Cinnamon 1 inch piece, Cardamom 2, Asafotida 1/4 tsp)

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak chana dal for 20 minutes. Drain, wash and pressure cook for 3 whistles or for about 9 minutes in the Instapot.

In a heated saucepan/wok, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. Saute for a few seconds and add the coconut pieces.

Fry the coconut pieces until they turn golden brown. Reduce heat. Sprinkle, Turmeric, Coriander powder, Cumin Powder, Red Chili Powder and also the ginger-green chili paste. 

If the pan seems to be getting burnt, sprinkle a few spoons of water and allow the spices to cook. After a minute or so, transfer the cooked chana dal into the simmering spice mixture.

Sprinkle salt as needed and add water to adjust the consistency as preferred. Let the dal simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve with rice and papad.


Preparation Time 30 minutes
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, March 18, 2020


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. Lovely share. I made this dal recently and absolutely loved it.

  3. Pavani Says:
  4. Very interesting dal recipe. Adding pieces of coconut sounds nutty and delicious. Will have to try this recipe some time.

  5. sushma Says:
  6. Wow, amazing dal. Must try this dal sometime. Thanks for the recipe Harini

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