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Dal Chaval



Dal Chaval is a popular dish in India. It is a combination of lentils and rice, cooked together. The dish is usually served with a side of vegetables or pickles. It is a nutritious and filling meal that is often eaten for lunch. Dal Chaval is a great source of protein, fiber, and other essential vitamins and minerals.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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chana dal (split Bengal gram)

1 cup

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

red chilli powder

1 teaspoon

coriander powder

1 teaspoon

cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

garam masala

1/2 teaspoon

amchur powder (dry mango powder)

1/2 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon


1 teaspoon

garlic paste


2 tablespoons

cumin seeds

1 teaspoon

onion, finely chopped


tomato, finely chopped


Salt to taste

chopped coriander leaves

2 tablespoons



Step 1:

Soak the chana dal in enough water for at least 2 hours.

Step 2:

Drain the water and transfer the dal to a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, amchur powder, asafoetida, ginger-garlic paste and salt to taste.

Step 4:

Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.

Step 5:

Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.

Step 6:

When the seeds start to crackle, add the chopped onion and sauté till it turns golden brown.

Step 7:

Add the chopped tomato and sauté for a few minutes.

Step 8:

Add the cooked dal and mix well.

Step 9:

Simmer for 5-7 minutes or till the dal reaches the desired consistency.

Step 10:

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with chapatis or steamed rice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 22838 users have chowed down on Dal Chaval a whopping 41942 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 Dal Chaval like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Dal Chaval, our users are head over heels in june, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

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

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