Dal Chenchki Recipe - Ghee adds a special flavour to this masoor dal.

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Main Ingredients : Split red lentil (masoor dal), Baby onions

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Dal Chenchki

Dal Chenchki Recipe - how to make Dal Chenchki


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) 1 cup

  • Baby onions peeled8-10

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Desi ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Tomato chopped1 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Sugar 1/2 teaspoon

  • Panch phoran powdered1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Wash and soak dal in three cups of water for fifteen minutes. Drain, spread on a large thali or plate and leave it to dry. Heat ghee in a kadai. Add baby onions and fry lightly till brown. Add cumin seeds, chopped tomato, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt and cook the masala for few minutes.

Step 2

Add the dal, sugar and panch phoron powder with two cups of water and continue cooking, covered on medium heat. Take care that the dal is not mashed but remains whole. It should be dry with practically no gravy. Serve hot.

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