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Dhoka'r Dalna

Tathagata Deb
90 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Dhoka'r Dalna RECIPE

Traditional recipe from the bengali cuisine. A little time consuming but too good a recipe to skip. Fried daal vada cooked in creamy gravy.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Hard
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Blending
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Side Dishes
  • Low Fat

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. For making the dhoka:
  2. Motor daal 50 gm
  3. Chana daal 50 gm
  4. Green chili paste 1/2 tablespoon
  5. Cumin, coriander, garam masala (roasted) - 1+1/2 tablespoon
  6. Salt
  7. sugar
  8. For the curry :
  9. Cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon
  10. Bay leaves 4-5
  11. Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves 4-5 each
  12. Potatoes 2 medium sized (dice cut)
  13. Tomatoes (dice cut) 1 medium sized
  14. Ginger paste 1 tablespoon
  15. Green chili paste 1 tablespoon
  16. cumin powder 1 tablespoon
  17. Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  18. Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
  19. Red chili powder 1 tablespoon
  20. Cashew nut paste 1/2 cup
  21. Raisin paste 1/2 cup
  22. Curd/yoghurt 1/3 cup
  23. Fresh cream 1/4 cup
  24. Salt
  25. sugar
  26. Mustard oil
  27. Chopped coriander leaves
  28. ghee


  1. Soak tha daal in water for 1 hour minimum, after that drain the extra water and grind them to a uniform mixture.
  2. Mix the ingredients mentioned for dhoka with the daal paste and place it on a levelled greased plate (greased with oil) for 15 minutes to let it become solid.
  3. Next cut them to diamond shaped pieces and fry them in mustard oil.
  4. Next fry the potatoes in oil and keep them separate.
  5. Heat oil in a wok and fry the bay leaves, cumin powder, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves for few minutes.
  6. Add all the spices and tomatoes and cook few minutes before adding salt and sugar and ginger and green chili paste.
  7. Next when the mixture starts separating oil add the curd, cashew nut+ raisin paste and fresh cream in steps.
  8. Cook few minutes before adding the fried potatoes and water for gravy.
  9. Let the water boil and when it does add the fried dhoka to it and let it boil.
  10. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn off the gas and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and ghee on the top.
  11. Serve after keeping in standing time for 5 minutes.

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