Varanfal or chakolya recipe

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Chakolya or varanfal is Maharashtrian recipe making from toor dal and wheat flour. It’s like pasta and it have several names like varanfal, chakolya, daal dhokli. It’s really very delicious and healthy recipe with lots of proteins.

Chakolya is very Maharashtra‘s local recipe. Chakolya is also known as varanfal. But i definitely recommend whoever wants to test authentic Maharashtrian recipe should definitely try this one too.

Step-by-step instructions with pictures immediately follow recipe



For making Chakolya or varanfal we need whole wheat flour, toor dal, for tempering 6 curry leaves, asafetida, mustard seeds, garlic cloves, coconut, cumin seeds grind together don’t make fine paste, garam masala, red chilli, oil, ghee and salt to taste.


Chakolya Ingredients

First of all make dough for that take 1 cup of wheat flour add salt to taste and also add water in small quantity as we need.


Chakolya Preparation


Now we start to cook dal in pressure cooker. Take 1 cup of toor dal, add 1 tbsp turmeric powder, water and also salt to taste. After 3 whistles turn of the heat and whisk it with ravi or whisker.


Chakolya Dal


Take 10 garlic cloves, 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds, 1 tbsp shredded coconut in mortal n pastel and make paste.


Chakolya Onion Masala Mix


Heat 1-2 tbsp of oil in cooking pot and add mustard seeds, when mustard seeds start to crack add curry leaves, asafetida and paste we made earlier (coconut, cumin seed, garlic cloves paste).


Chakolya Jira MohriChakolya Onion Masala


Saute until it becomes golden and add chilly powder again saute.


Chakolya Onion Masala Fry
Now add cooked toor dal stir well if you want add water. Then add  garam masala and little bit salt. Remember that we add salt in daal and dough also so first check that.


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Now divide dough in 3-4 portion make ball in medium or big size, roll it make chapati and cut it in square or diamonds shape.

Chakolya Preparation V2Chakolya Squares


Add squares one by one after amti or daal start to boil.


Chakolya Boiling


Keep it on medium heat for 8-9 minutes.While cooking stir in between to avoid sticking to bottom.

Our varanfal or chakolya are ready and finally serve with ghee and pickle.


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Post Author: Asmita Pawar-Gaikwad