How to make Chatpati Dal Chat -

Boiled green chana dal tempered with mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies and served garnished with fresh coconut.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member drchitra phil.

Main Ingredients : Green bengal gram (हरा चना), Salt (नमक)

Cuisine : Delhi

Course : Snacks and Starters

Chatpati Dal Chat

Chatpati Dal Chat Recipe Card


The city of Delhi, being a conglomerate of different cultures, can serve people with Bengali preparations, north Indian sweets or the Punjabi delicacies with equal panache.
Half of the Delhi population consists of Punjabis, owing to the vicinity of Punjab and having Pakistani immigrants. Thus the abundance of Punjabi food, which is a mixture of vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations, is easily available here!  For gourmets, Delhi is synonymous with Mughlai cuisine, Frontier cuisines and tandoori chicken.  
Delhi is famous for its many popular roadside eateries which serve a wide variety of delicacies from paranthas, chaat to kebabs and a number of mithais. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking :

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chatpati Dal Chat Recipe

  • Green bengal gram 1 cup

  • Salt medium

  • Coconut grated 1/4 cup

  • Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli broken a few

  • Curry leaves a few

  • Oil 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Crush the ginger and cardamomBoil water in a saucepan. Add the crushed ginger and cardamom.

Step 2

Soak green gram overnight.Soak green gram overnight. In a non stick pan cook soaked green gram with 3 cups of water and salt. Cook till its soft.

Step 3

Once cooked drain the water. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard. Once it splutters, add urad dal, broken red chillies and curry leaves. Now add cooked green gram and mix. Finally add grated coconut. Serve warm.

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