Bengali Style Cholar Dal is a bengali dish prepared from Chana Dal, ghee, coconut and other spices and is best paired with luchi.
Wash the dal and add it in a pressure cooker along with 3 cups of water, turmeric powder and salt.
Pressure cook just until done.
The dal should not be mushy.
Heat ghee for tempering in a pan.
Add coconut slices and fry until golden brown.
Remove the slices in a plate.
In the same ghee, add cumin seeds and hing and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Add dry red chillies, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom and bay leaf and fry for a few seconds.
Add ginger and green chilli and fry for another few seconds.
Pour the tempering over the dal along with raisins, fried coconut and sugar.
You can add spices like coriander powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder in you dal.
Add them in tempering and fry for a few seconds.