Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes | How to make Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes

By Mousumi Guha Manna  |  27th Apr 2017  |  
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Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakesby Mousumi Guha Manna
  • Prep Time

    40

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    4

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About Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes Recipe

Steamed spicy green peas and lentil cakes are cooked in a lightly scented cumin-ginger paste.Koraishutir Dhokla Dalna is a beautiful variant of the classic Bengali dish Dhokar Dalna and it goes very well with Bengali pulao.Dhokar Dalna is considered as an epitome of Bengali vegetarian (Niramish) cuisine.

Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Mousumi Guha Manna is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes is 40 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 30 minutes. This is recipe of Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes is perfect to serve 4 people. Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes by commenting on this page below!

Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes

Ingredients to make Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes

  • Chana dal / Bengal Gram 1 cup
  • Green peas 1 &¾ cup
  • Green chillies (finely chopped) 2 tsp
  • Ginger-cumin paste 2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds ( roughly ground) ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing a small pinch
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Ginger-cumin paste 4 tbsp
  • Tomato puree ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Green chillies chopped 1 Tsp or more
  • Bay leaves 1 or 2
  • Cardamom, cinnamon and cloves 2 pieces each
  • Garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • Oil for frying
  • Ghee 1 tbsp
  • Potatoes, cubed 2 cups (optional)

How to make Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes

  1. Wash and soak the chana dal for 5-6 hours.
  2. Prepare the tomato puree from a well-ripened tomato.Wash and soak the cumin seed for half an hour.
  3. To prepare cumin-ginger paste, grind peeled and clean ginger with 3-4 tbsp cumin seeds. Keep aside.
  4. To prepare dhokla / pea-lentil Cake, grind the soaked dal, green peas, fennel seeds to a batter of slightly coarse texture.
  5. Grease a flat bottom microwaveable dish. Pour the batter, and cook on micro high for 5-7 min or until set firmly.
  6. .You can steam or pressure cooker it. When cooled slightly, cut the cakes into desired shapes .
  7. Heat enough oil in a kadhai or deep bottom pan. Fry the dhoka till they are golden brown.
  8. In the same oil, fry the potatoes and keep aside.
  9. To prepare the curry, heat 2tsp oil in a pan.Add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  10. Add the ginger-cumin paste.Saute for a while, then add tomato pureee. Add the lightly fried potatoes. Followed by all the spices except garam masala.
  11. Saute the masala paste till it leaves out oil. Add salt and sugar taste. Add enough water to cover half of the kadhai. Lower the flame and cook till potatoes are done.
  12. Once done, add gently add lentil cakes or dhoka. Add more water if requires. Cover the pan and let the dhokla simmered in gravy for 5 minutes.
  13. Just before switching off, sprinkle garam masala and drizzle a spoonful of ghee. Serve it warm.

My Tip:

Dhokas will absorb all the water, so before adding the dhoklas, make sure enough water is there in the pan. It is best.

Reviews for Bengali Koraishutir Dhokar Dalna / Curried Spicy Green Peas & Lentil Cakes (1)

Shashi Bhargava7 months ago

Very nice recipe dear, looks delicious.
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