Dhokar Dalna | How to make Dhokar Dalna

By Pranav Shah  |  24th Jul 2015  |  
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About Dhokar Dalna Recipe

A favorite dish in the bengali household made with lentil cakes cooked in spicy curry

Dhokar Dalna is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Dhokar Dalna by Pranav Shah has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Dhokar Dalna at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Dhokar Dalna takes few minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Dhokar Dalna is a good option for you. The flavour of Dhokar Dalna is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Dhokar Dalna on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Dhokar Dalna recipe on the page below.

Dhokar Dalna

Ingredients to make Dhokar Dalna

  • bengal split gram 1 cup (chana dal)
  • salt to taste
  • oil 4 tbsp
  • green chillies 3 (chopped)
  • yoghurt 1 tbsp
  • coriander powder 1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • garam masala 1 tsp
  • Large potatoes 2 (peeled)
  • ginger 1 inch pieces (chopped)
  • cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tsp

How to make Dhokar Dalna

  1. Soak the lentils overnight in three cups of water. Grind the lentil, with salt, ginger and garlic paste, chopped green chillies in a grinder to make it a granular, almost coarse paste
  2. Heat oil to smoking in a wok and fry the lentil paste until it becomes golden brown in colour. Spread this mixture over a greased plate and cut into diamond shapes
  3. Heat oil to smoking in the wok again, and fry the potatoes. Add garam masala, cumin seeds, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger, turmeric powder and saute for 5 mins.
  4. Add yoghurt and salt and mix well. Add a bit of water to make it a gravy
  5. Add the fried lentil cakes into the gravy, cover and cook for 8 mins over low flame
  6. Serve it hot, garnished with few coriander sprigs.

Reviews for Dhokar Dalna (5)

Vijayalakshmi Ramakrishnan8 months ago

Shall I use this for rice

Ayatakshi Tikadera year ago


Revathi Krishnan2 years ago


Swati Das Patnaik2 years ago

yummy..my favourite dish.

Kanak Patel2 years ago