Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry | How to make Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry

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About Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry

Dhokar dalna is a traditional Bengali dish. I add katla fist in it.

Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Chaiti Chowdhury. Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry by Chaiti Chowdhury is perfect to serve 6 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry.

  • Prep Time60mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves6People
Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry

Ingredients to make Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry

  • Chana Dal – 1 cup
  • Yellow split peas / mattar dal –half cup
  • Rui /Katla fish 6 pieces ( boil in salted water )
  • Green Chillies – 3 -4 nos
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard oil 1 tbsp
  • Hing & sugar – a pinch
  • Ginger, grated – 1 tsp
  • Mustard oil for deep frying
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 2 small
  • Cumin seeds – 3/4tsp
  • Onion paste 2 tbsp
  • Ginger paste 1tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Tomato – 2 medium, puree
  • Curds/ Yoghurt – 4 tbsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder a pinch
  • Cashew paste – 1 tbsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/4tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tsp
  • Potato – 1 big (peeled & cubed)
  • Salt to taste

How to make Macher Dhokar Dalna / Fish lentil curry

  1. Wash and soak Chana Dal & Yellow split peas / matar dal in water overnight.Boil fish pieces in salted water.Take the dal along with green chillies, salt grind to a fine paste. Add a little water as required for grinding.
  2. Mix onion paste, ginger paste, garlic paste, boiled fish( without bone ) with the dal mixture.In a non-stick pan, heat oil, temper with Hing, sugar.
  3. Now add the ground dal paste to the pan and cook until the mix comes off the sides clean. The dal should be cooked so that is moist and soft but not runny or hard.
  4. Once it is cooked, transfer to a greased plate.
  5. Apply oil on your hands and immediately pat the paste into a cake, make sure the sides are tucked in. Make a 1 1/2 inch width cake. The paste gets dried up fast, so you got to be quick in patting it down.
  6. Once it cools down, cut into 2-inch squares or diamonds/square.Heat a kadai with oil and deep fry the lentil cakes till golden brown on both sides.
  7. Heat oil in a Kadhai or any other thick bottomed pan.
  8. Temper the oil with bay leaf, cumin seeds and a pinch of Hing.Add onion paste & fry.Then add ginger & garlic paste.
  9. Add tomato puree and sauté till tomato is well cooked and there is no raw smell.In a cup mix the curds with coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and turmeric to make a fine paste.
  10. Add the curd paste to the Kadhai and fry the masala at low heat.Add cashew paste and cook.Add the fried potatoes and about 1&1/2 cups of water. Add salt & sugar to taste and cover and cook till potatoes are done.
  11. Next, add Garam Masala and Ghee and gently mix.Now gently slide in the pieces of a fish dhokla or the fried fish lentil cakes. Simmer for a couple of minutes to let the dhokla soak up the gravy.Serve with rice or pulao.

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