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Watli Dal|Watali Dal|Vatli Dal

Comments : 12 Posted in : Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Blogging Marathon, Chana daal, Daal or Lentils, Diabetics Friendly Foods, Healthy food, Indian Cuisine, Kid Friendly, legumes, Maharashtrian Cuisine, Protein Rich Food, Salad, Snack on by : ArchanaPotdar Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Watli Dal a snack made from soaked Chana dal and made for Gudi Padwa|Ugadi|Hindu New Year!

The soaked dal is ground with green chilli before it is cooked.  Watli dal tastes best warm with chilled panha.

watli dal,Vatali Dal, Waatali Daal, Chana dal stir fried

Vatli Dal

Chana dal is used to make Ambe dal too but then Ambe dal is not cooked and uses raw mango. Here is the recipe for Ambe dal do make it when you start getting raw mangoes.

I am sharing this now as lentil salads and sides.

The other salads that I shared in the series are

This is a compilation of the different salads sent for various events, check it out here.

watli dal,Vatali Dal, Waatali Daal, Chana dal stir fried

Watali Daal


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#81

Watli Dal|Vatli Dal

A delicious snack from chana dal or Bengal gram dal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Accompaniments, Bachelor Recipes, Festival Cooking, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Snack
Cuisine: Indian, Maharashatrian
Keyword: Vatli Dal, Watli Dal
Servings: 2 people


  • 1/2 cup Chana dal
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafoetida
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Rai/mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp fresh coconut I did not use
  • Dhania/ Coriander Leaves for garnish


  • Wash and soak for 5 hours the chana dal in water.
  • Discard the water and grind to a fine paste the chana dal with green chilli, turmeric, hing and salt.
  • Heat oil in a thick kadhai/wok and add the mustard seeds once they splutter add the dal mixture and stir it well.
  • Sauté the mixture stirring it at frequent intervals.
  • Take care the mixture should not stick to the bottom.
  • As the dal starts drying out add the coconut, if using, and sauté on medium heat.
  • Your watli dal is done when the mixture dries out and each grain is separate. Like my friend said the consistency of course sand.
  • Serve garnished with coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut. I like some lime with mine.


Avoid the temptation of raising the heat all throughout the process of cooking.


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12 thoughts

  • October 7, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Ah ! Very interesting ! I make something similar but with cucumbers , will give this a try .

  • October 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Very interesting version Arch, we make this differently..so interesting to read about different ways to make using chana dal..

  • October 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

    A very interesting recipe… I feel it’s good as an after workout protein snack… I love chana dal after all!

  • October 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    I didn’t know this version of chana dal. Look interesting and tempting.

  • October 10, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Wish i get that plate rite now, feel like having this extremely delicious watli dal.

  • October 10, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I love Watli dal. It is so flavorful! Nice recipe!

  • October 11, 2017 at 2:16 am

    An interesting way to prepare chana dal. I’d love to have it with kadhi and rice.

  • October 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    That is a great recipe for snacking. Love the protein burst in the recipe. Lovely recipe.

  • October 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Ohh very nice dish, we make this recipe too. Only thing is we dont mash the dal after cooking. Looks amazing.

  • October 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    sounds delicious ! almost like paruppu us

  • October 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    sounds delicious ! almost like paruppu usli !

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