Dhokar Dalna | How to make Dhokar Dalna

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About Dhokar Dalna

Authentic Bengali dish. Gram Dal Dumpling Curry

The delicious and mouthwatering Dhokar Dalna is a famous dish of West Bengal and is very much popular in the whole worldwide. This dish is often reserved for any special occasion like parties or festivals. Dhokar Dalna is the best option for you when you want to eat or cook something really perfect. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every age group. The flavorful and saporous ingredients are the key to the amazing taste of Dhokar Dalna. Amrita Roy shared this Dhokar Dalna recipe which is perfect to serve for 4 people. The step by step process with pictures will help you to know how to make the delicious Dhokar Dalna. It is not a typical restaurant style recipe but a simple homely comforting recipe which is best to understand for the beginners. It is an easy and simple recipe that is perfect to make in a jiffy for a weekend lunch or dinner. Try this delicious Dhokar Dalna recipe at your home and surprise your family and friends.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time40mins
  • Serves4People
Dhokar Dalna

Ingredients to make Dhokar Dalna

  • Gram Dal/ Cholar Dal (without skin) - 11/2 cup
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cumin Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to Taste
  • Sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Oil - 1 tablespoon + 1 cup for deep frying
  • Tomato - 1 medium sliced
  • Bay Leaf - 2
  • Ginger Paste - 11/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Potato - 2 medium peeled & quartered
  • Green Chilli - 2
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee - 1 teaspoon

How to make Dhokar Dalna

  1. 1. Soak the gram dal overnight and then grind it to make a smooth paste. Avoid adding water while grinding.
  2. 2. Now heat oil (1 tablespoon) in a pan and add asafoetida/hing and cumin seeds. Next add gram dal paste, salt, sugar and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook until the mixture leaves the side off pan.
  3. 3. Now grease a plate and spread the mixture over the plate keeping 1-2 cm thickness. Allow it to cool. Once cooled cut the pieces in diamond or rectangle or square shape.
  4. 4. Heat oil and deep fry these lentils cakes and Keep aside.
  5. 5. Parboil the potatoes (cook 70%) and keep them aside.
  6. 6. Heat oil and add bay leaf, hing and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start crackling, add tomato, ginger paste and green chilli.
  7. 7. In the mean while, take coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sugar and add 3 to 4 tablespoon water and make a thick paste.
  8. 8. Once the oil starts separating and the masala paste into it and cook well.
  9. 9. Next add potatoes and salt, cook for sometime (5 to 7 minutes). Add 21/2 cups of warm water and cook for few minutes.
  10. 10. Finally, add the fried dhoka and boil for 5 minutes. Switch off the gas and add desi ghee on top.

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