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Shorshe Jhale Daler Bora

Manami Sadhukhan
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 1 cup motor dal(yellow split peas)
  2. 4-5 green chillies
  3. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  4. 1 teaspoon red chilly powder
  5. 2 tablespoon black mustard seed
  6. A pinch of sodium bicarbonate
  7. 1 teaspoon sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon assafoetida
  9. 2 teaspoon nigella
  10. 5-6 slitted green chillies
  11. 1/2 cup Mustard oil
  12. 2 cup water
  13. 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
  14. Salt to taste


  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.

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Neema Bhardwaj
Neema Bhardwaj   Aug-27-2018

Would love to try this.

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