Chola Dal er Keema Curry

This is a unique recipe as usually we use the word Keema for minced meat. That minced meat can be of chicken or mutton but to say this is a vegetarian food might sound interesting? Intriguing? Well, it was certainly interesting to me and the result was mouthwatering. Recipe as follows :-

Course – Main Meal

Cuisine – Indian (West Bengal)

Author – Madhu’s Kitchen

Difficulty level – Easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time -2 hours 10 mins, Cooking time -20 mins


1/2 cup Chana Dal soaked for 2 hours

1/2 cup Beet soaked for 2 hours

1 medium potato

1 medium size capsicum

1 medium size tomato

1 medium size Carrot

1 Tbsp onion paste

1 Tbsp chopped onion

Few sprigs of coriander chopped fine

1 tsp chopped garlic

1 tsp red chilli powder

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 Tbsp oil

4-5 Tbsp ghee

Salt as per taste


Soak Chana Dal and Beetroot separately in two bowls for 2 hours each. In a wok heat oil and ghee and add chopped onion and garlic and fry until brown in colour. Wash and Cut all the vegetables in small sizes. Add the vegetables to the oil. Coarsely blend the Chana Dal and Beetroot and add them to the vegetables. Fry well. Add onion paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and fry well . Add water to boil the vegetables. Add salt, mix. Once cooked and of dry consistency set aside. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and enjoy with steamed rice

Chola Dal er Keema Curry
Cook the coarsely crushed Dal and Beetroot together
Once everything is cooked then garnish with chopped coriander leaves
Enjoy with steamed rice

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