I am trying to post my best DAL RECIPES for this day as it inspires Me to dig in my Family History & write about these dals which are so commonly made that you actually forget to document them !!!!

CHOLA Dal / CHAWLI in Gujarti or LOBIA in Hindi …. is Black Eyed Beans in English

Not many people know that this Dal is widely made in Gujarat…It is mostly known as a North Indian Dal… LOBIA is a favorite Dish…

CHOLA NI DAL is made in a very simple way as the beans themselves have a great Flavour & Taste….. As with other beans these too are highly nutritious & full of Protein…. Store these at Room temperature & make sure to soak them at least for 3/4 hours if you want the actual flavours… If you do not soak them then you need to pressure cook it for a longer time…This can be had as a One Meal Dish.. just with some Indian Bread or Rice….It is Deliciousness personified !!!

So let’s get started with the CHOLA NI DAL RECIPE…

U need —–

1 cup CHOLA/ CHAWLI / LOBIA/ Black Eyed Beans presoaked

1 chopped tomato

2 teaspoons oil / ghee

Half teaspoon cumin seeds

One fourth teaspoon mustard seeds

A pinch of aesofoetida

1 teaspoon chili powder

Half teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon Dhanajeera powder / coriander cumin powder

1 teaspoon Amchur powder/ dry Mango powder

Few curry leaves

Half teaspoon sugar

Salt to taste


Pressure cook the soaked CHOLA Dal with 3 cups of water for 3 whistles

Heat oil in a pan

Add the cumin & mustard seeds, let them crackle

Add the aesofoetida, curry leaves

Then add the chopped tomato

Cook for about 2 minutes

Add the Chilli & turmeric powder, Amchur powder, sugar and salt

Cook for a minute again

Now add the boiled CHOLA Dal with the water, & mix everything well

Cook everything together until it starts boiling, if you want it a little dry you can boil longer

The Amazing CHOLA NI DAL is ready…….

Serve with Hot Roti or Rice…

U can even make these Dry, just add less water while pressure Cooking it & Serve with Gujarati Kadhi.. It’s an Awesome Combination

Hope you Enjoy this Recipe as much as My other Recipes…. More Authentic Dal Recipes coming up … Do please like & Follow my blog if you enjoy the Recipes & let me know if there’s some Recipe that I can post for You !!!!!


Mayura Amarkant · February 19, 2018 at 10:12 am

This post brought back my childhood memories at my Nani’s home. She was Gujrati and this is exactly how she made the dal. Thank you for curating and explaining this age-old recipe.

    shitalmk · February 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I am always happy when my Reader remembers their Nani or Dadi as it proves that i have successfully brought back your childhood !!!

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