This creamy pahadi dal from Uttarakhand is made from Urad dal and cooked during winter.
Chainsoo Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 2

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • ½ cup Black Eyed Beans
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 Dry Red chillies
  • 1 tsp Black Peppers
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • Water
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • Salt
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder


  1. 1

    In a pan dry roast Urad Dal and black eyed beans and make a powder in a grinder.
  2. 2

    In a pan warm oil, add dry red chillies, black peppers, cumin seeds, asafoetida, garlic, daal powder and fry.
  3. 3

    Add water, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, mix and let it cook of low flame for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. 4

    Once daal is cooked add garam masala powder.
  5. 5

    Garnish Chainsoo with ghee and serve hot.
Comments Added Successfully!

About Chef

Meet the people behind the luscious food, delicious recipes and entertaining shows

Ajay Chopra


Chef Ajay Chopra is a master of progressive Indian cuisine. During a stint in the UK, he was voted one of the eight best Indian chefs of London. He also guides restaurateurs, catering companies, event management companies and large facility management organisations to create menus and concepts to optimise their culinary skills.

Other Shows by host:
Northern Flavours - Season 3 | Northern Flavours |
Recipes by chef:

Popular Recipe Blogs