Dhol Recipe: Best 7 Nutritional Benefits Of It

The Dhol recipe is a set of instructions to make a dhol, which is an instrument used in Indian electronic music. Dhol’s recipe starts with the recipe for chana dal, which is made by boiling dried yellow chickpeas in water and then simmering it for about an hour.

When the dal has somewhat broken down, boil it for another 15 minutes or so. Then mash up the soft beans with a fork or spoon, and add clarified butter (or ghee) to give them a creamy consistency. The dal recipe is now complete and is ready to be used in the making of a dhol.

How to make Dhol recipe?

  • Preparation Time: 10m
  • Cooking Time: 30m
  • total time: 40m
  • Serving Size: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients for the Dhol recipe

  • Chana dal: 50 grams
  • Urad dal: 50 grams
  • Onions: 6 to 8
  • Tomatoes: 4 medium-sized
  • Ginger garlic paste: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Clarified butter (or ghee): 100 milliliters
  • Coriander leaves: 2 tablespoons
  • Paprika or red chili powder or black pepper powder or garam masala powder: 1 tablespoon
Dhol Recipe With potato
Dhol Recipe With potato

Directions for Dhol recipe

Step-1: Wash and soak the chana dal for about 10 minutes. Then drain off all the water in a colander and wash it under a running tap.

Step-2: In a saucepan, add the chana dal, urad dal, mustard seeds (rai), asafoetida (Hing), onions, and tomatoes.

Step-3: Cover the pan with a lid and cook for about 4 minutes on low flame. Then remove the lid and stir the lentils well to mash them up completely. After about 10 minutes or so if required, add more water up to 3 cups or so to it.

Step-4: Add the tomato paste, ginger garlic paste, and salt to it. Cover the pan with a lid and let the lentils cook further on low flame for about 8 to 10 minutes.

Step-5: After 10 minutes, add approximately 100 milliliters of clarified butter (or ghee) to it. You can also add water till you get a semi-thick consistency. I took almost 1 cup of water for my dal recipe. Add the coriander leaves to it at this moment. Give a gentle stir and switch off the flame after about 2 minutes.

Step-6: Mix the dal with a fork and add a little more ghee to it, if needed. You can also season them with red chili powder or black pepper powder or garam masala powder of your choice if you like. Serve dhol with papad or plain rice, any south Indian breakfast food.

Best 7 Nutritional benefits of the Dhol recipe

1. Chana Dal is a source of protein.

2. Chana Dal is rich in dietary fiber, which helps maintain the digestive system and helps in the absorption of essential nutrients.

3. Chana Dal is a good source of carbohydrates, which provides energy to our bodies.

4. Chana Dal contains dietary minerals such as Copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and zinc that are important for the healthy functioning of our body systems and organs such as the heart, blood vessels cells immune system, etc.

5. Chana Dal is a rich source of the vitamin B complex.

6. Chana Dal provides a good supply of niacin and riboflavin (B2), which is vital for the growth and development of the body.

7. Chana Dal contains folate, which helps in reducing the risk of cancer and heart diseases. Studies have shown that consumption of chana dal along with whole grain wheat flour leads to improvement in some metabolic disorders like obesity, diabetes, etc.

Nutrition Facts of Dhol recipe

  • Calories: 210
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 874mg
  • Potassium: 711mg


If you love to make Indian recipes, here is a dhol recipe of chana dal. This dal recipe is easy to make and is good for the overall health.

Dhol recipe or chana dal is also called Dhan dar hai in Hindi.

In India, we use this recipe for many occasions such as marriage ceremonies, weddings, and functions. We serve it with Indian flat bread (roti) along with spicy chole or some other dish. We also can give it to our family members along with a regular breakfast.

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