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Chawal Dal



Chawal Dal is a traditional Indian dish made with rice and dal. It is a simple and nutritious dish that is often served as a main course. The dish is usually served with a dollop of ghee or clarified butter and a side of raita, curd, pickles or chutney. Chawal Dal is a popular dish in India and is often part of daily diet for most of population.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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basmati rice

1 cup

split yellow lentils (toor dal)

1 cup

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1 teaspoon

red chili powder

1 teaspoon

garam masala

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

amchur powder

1 teaspoon


1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons


1 teaspoon

garlic paste

onion, finely chopped


green chilies, finely chopped


tomatoes, finely chopped


kasuri methi

1 teaspoon

chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Wash and soak the basmati rice and toor dal in separate bowls for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 3:

Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a few seconds.

Step 4:

Add chopped onion and green chilies and sauté until the onion turns golden brown.

Step 5:

Add chopped tomatoes and sauté until they become soft.

Step 6:

Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, amchur powder, and salt. Mix well and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add the soaked basmati rice and toor dal and mix well.

Step 8:

Add 3 cups of water and mix well.

Step 9:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.

Step 10:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork.

Step 11:

Add kasuri methi and chopped cilantro and mix well.

Step 12:

Serve hot with raita or pickle.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 20159 users have chowed down on Chawal Dal a whopping 34000 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Indore, Lucknow, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Chawal Dal like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Chawal Dal, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in october.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Chawal Dal is the food of choice for 15-18 male, with people of 15-20 BMI also on board.

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