Luchi’r Daal ( Cholar daal) / Bengali Style Split peas for fried bread or luchi
Nothing is more appealing to me in a special weekend than some fulko luchi ( puffed fried bread) with niramish and cholar daal!!!!!!!! This cholar daal is so scrumptious , I can eat them even without anything!!!!!!!! 😀
Split peas/ Cholar daal 1 cup
Ginger paste a little more than half a teaspoon ( level)
Garlic Paste 1/4th teaspoon
Whole garam masala ( 3 cardamoms, cinnamon stick and 2 bay leaves )
Ghee 1 tbl spoon
Salt to taste
Sugar 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder 1/4 th teaspoon
Sliced onion 1 medium onion
Thinly sliced ginger half a teaspoon
3/4 Green chilis, split
Special masala for Luchir daal 1 teaspoon
For this special masala , grind 1 tea spoon pachforon , half a teaspoon fennel seed , half a teaspoon whole coriander, 3 cardamom pods, 1 cinnamon stick ( 1″ long) together . Don’t dry roast before grinding.
1. Boil the split pea and dry out the water . Now take half of the daal and blend with water .
2. Now Add more piping hot water and the remaining boiled , unblended daal . Don’t put too much water .
3. Add the turmeric ,garlic, ginger paste and the whole garam masalas ( cardamom , cinnamon , bayleaves) . Add Salt ,sugar and green chilies.
4. When the daal thickens , get ready for the seasoning ( Bagara) . In a pan heat oil . Add the sliced onion and ginger. Fry until brown . Add them into the daal.
Add the special masala powder and 1 tbl spoon ghee. Turn off the stove and cover the lid until you serve .
Enjoy with luchi , paratha , roti or even plain rice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!