Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora | How to make Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora

By Manami Sadhukhan  |  24th Aug 2018  |  
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About Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora Recipe

Daler borar jhal(lentil fritter in mustard gravy)is a traditional vegetarian Bengali curry.This "Daler Bora"is nothing but lentil fritter.This is a super easy recipe.Do try this recipe at home.

Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora

Ingredients to make Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora

  • 1 cup motor dal(yellow split peas)
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  • 2 tablespoon black mustard seed
  • A pinch of sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon assafoetida
  • 2 teaspoon nigella
  • 5-6 slitted green chillies
  • 1/2 cup mustard oil
  • 2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  • salt to taste

How to make Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora

  1. 1. Soak matar dal(yellow split peas)in water overnight or for 5-6 hours.
  2. 2. Grind soaked lentils in a grinder and make a smooth paste.
  3. 3. Add sodium bicarbonate,salt, assafoetida and nigella into the lentil paste.Beat the paste with your hand for 2-3 minutes till everything is well mixed up.
  4. 4. Now heat 4 tablespoon mustard oil in a kadai,add a tablespoonful of lentil paste in it.Once one side turns golden brown and crisp turn the other side.
  5. 5. Make all the fritters in batches and set aside.
  6. 6. In the meantime, place mustard seeds, green chillies and salt in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.
  7. 7. Now add 3/4 cup of water to the mustard paste and strain the liquid to discard mustard skin.
  8. 8. Now add 2 teaspoon mustard oil in a kadai,add nigella and slitted green chillies.
  9. 9. Then add turmeric powder, cumin powder and red chilli powder into it.Stir for few seconds and then add 1 cup water.
  10. 10. When the water starts boiling add mustard paste.
  11. 11. Now add all the fritters.Cook for 5-6 minutes in low heat.The gravy should not be very runny but enough to coat the fritters.
  12. 12. Then sprinkle chopped coriander leaves into it and give a nice stir.
  13. 13. When done switch off the flame and drizzle 1 teaspoon mustard oil on top of the prepared dish.
  14. 14. Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora is ready to serve.
  15. 15. Serve with steamed rice.

My Tip:

Always keep the heat at medium-low.

Reviews for Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora (1)

Neema Bhardwaja year ago

Would love to try this.