Chawli Dal With Poori

Chawli Dal With Poori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
Kulcha with chole is a famous street food in Delhi and North India. This is a different take on the original iconic recipe. Chawli dal is a nutritious protein with a flavour and aroma of its own. So chawli dal prepared with minimal amount of spices gives the actual taste of the dish. When served with poori, it can serve as a snack as well as a satisfying dinner. It is a no onion no garlic recipe.
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Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Served As: Dinner, Snacks
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • Chawli Dal black eyed beans or lobia- 1 large cup chawli dal
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • gm Flour besan - 2 tbsp
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 4 tsp Oil
  • a Jagerry or lemon size lemon
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or dough make the dough for poori
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • Water as required
  • to Oil fry the pooris


  • Soak the chawli dal in water for 2 hours. Then pressure cook it for 6-8 whistles. Keep aside.
    Chawli Dal With Poori - Plattershare - Recipes, food stories and food lovers
  • Now take the wheat flour and add 1/2 tsp of salt. Now add water and prepare a firm dough for the pooris. Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Once they splutter and release an aroma, add green chillies.
  • Add the besan and let it cook for about 2-3 minutes till it turns slightly brown and releases a roasted aroma.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander powder. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chawli dal and mix well. Add salt to taste.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the jaggery and let cook for another 5 minutes. Add water as required.
  • Garnish with green coriander.
  • Roll the wheat dough into small circles and fry in hot oil. Your poori chawli dal is ready.

Recipe Notes

The addition of besan to the recipe thickens the gravy. So add water as required for consistency.

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Priya Iyer(Anitha)
Priya Iyer(Anitha)

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