Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) | How to make Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka)

By Priyanjali Joardar  |  25th Apr 2017  |  
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About Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) Recipe

Dhokar dalna is a signature Bengali vegetarian dish. It is lentil cake made using chana daal which is traditionally fried and simmered in a satvic gravy i.e. A gravy without onion and garlic. I've baked the dhokas instead of frying them to make it healthy and they taste as good as ever. The process is little time consuming but it's worth all the effort.

Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka), a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) by Priyanjali Joardar will definitely help you in its preparation. The Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) can be prepared within 30 minutes. The time taken for cooking Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) is 60 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) step by step. The detailed explanation makes Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) from BetterButter.

Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka)

Ingredients to make Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka)

  • For dhoka:
  • chana daal 1 cup
  • ginger 1 inch
  • jeera 1 teaspoon
  • jeera powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and sugar as per taste
  • green chillies 2
  • hing 1/2 teaspoon
  • oil 2 tablespoon
  • For the gravy:
  • potatoes 2 medium diced
  • bay leaf 2
  • jeera 1 teaspoon
  • ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • tomatoes 2 chopped
  • Green chilli 2
  • jeera powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander powder 1 tablespoon
  • turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt and sugar per taste
  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard oil for frying

How to make Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka)

  1. For the preparation of dhoka, soak the chana for few hours then grind it with ginger, chilly and little water into a paste.
  2. Take a tablespoon of oil in a non stick pan add jeera, hing, the ground mixture, salt and sugar.
  3. Stir it till the daal mixture dries and comes together.
  4. Take a plate and grease it with some oil, put the mixture on it and spread evenly.
  5. Let it cool down. You can keep in fridge it will harden fast and you can cut pieces.
  6. Cut in medium sized diamond shapes or any shape.
  7. Grease a baking dish, place the dhokas on it sprinkle little oil and bake at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
  8. For the gravy, take mustard oil in a kadai, add jeera and bay leaf.
  9. Add ginger paste and cut tomatoes.
  10. Add jeera powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, salt and sugar.
  11. Once the tomatoes turn mushy add potatoes.
  12. Add water, cover and cook the potatoes.
  13. Once the potatoes are done, add the baked dhokas in the gravy.
  14. Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  15. Sprinkle garam masala powder and a teaspoon of ghee.
  16. Switch of the flame, cover and keep it for sometime for flavors to blend well before serving with white rice.

My Tip:

You can fry the dhokas instead of baking. Dhokas tend to break, care should be taken while adding to the gravy.

Reviews for Dhokar dalna (baked dhoka) (1)

Diksha Wahia year ago

Classic Bong dish!

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