CHOLA NI DAL !! The Black Eyed Bean Indian Curry..


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 !!!!!

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