Chana Dal aur Gur Chawal

Chana Dal aur Gur Chawal, dry spicy Bengal gram is necessarily accompanied by this fennel flavoured aromatic jaggery rice.

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This is another classic combination similar to Mogar and Chasni Chawal. Dry spicy Bengal gram is necessarily accompanied by this fennel flavoured aromatic jaggery rice. Rituals and festivals have been always celebrated in a grand way in true Hindu tradition prevalent all over Rajasthan. Festive foods therefore receive the utmost attention. Yellow sweetened rice (sweetened with either sugar or jaggery) is always prepared as an offering to Goddess Saraswati on Basant Panchami. A tradition that has been followed by the maharajas through centuries.

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Serves 3 to 4.
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    For the chana dal

    1. Clean, wash and soak the Chana dal for 3 to 4 hours. Drain and keep aside.
    2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida and ginger-green chilli paste and sauté for a few seconds.
    3. Add the chana dal, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, black salt, lemon juice and salt. Mix well and cook for another 2 minutes.
    4. Add 4 tablespoons of water and simmer till all the moisture has evaporated. Add the coriander and mix well.

    For the gur chawal

    1. Clean, wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
    2. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the fennel seeds, cardamoms and rice and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. Add 1½ cups of hot water, cover and cook over a slow flame till the rice is cooked.
    4. Add the jaggery and ½ cup of water and simmer while stirring occasionally till the jaggery has dissolved.
    5. Serve hot with the chana dal.
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     on 21 Oct 14 12:45 AM

     on 18 Oct 14 02:07 PM

    Wow its such an exciting combination.. The sweet rice with spicy chana dal tastes amazing.. I had never tried gur chawal.. nor even thought if something like this can be made.. but when i tried this recipes.. i loved it!
     on 18 Apr 13 03:01 PM

    Sweet rice with chana dal create a nice mix of sweet and spice.