Dhokar Dalna | How to make Dhokar Dalna

By Amrita Roy  |  18th Nov 2015  |  
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About Dhokar Dalna Recipe

Authentic Bengali dish. Gram Dal Dumpling Curry

Dhokar Dalna, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Dhokar Dalna by Amrita Roy will definitely help you in its preparation. The Dhokar Dalna can be prepared within few minutes. The time taken for cooking Dhokar Dalna is 40 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 step by step. The detailed explanation makes Dhokar Dalna so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Dhokar Dalna 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 from BetterButter.

Dhokar Dalna

Ingredients to make Dhokar Dalna

  • Gram dal/ Cholar dal (without skin) - 11/2 cup
  • asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • cumin Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  • salt to Taste
  • sugar - 1 teaspoon
  • red chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • oil - 1 tablespoon + 1 cup for deep frying
  • tomato - 1 medium sliced
  • bay leaf - 2
  • ginger Paste - 11/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • potato - 2 medium peeled & quartered
  • Green chilli - 2
  • red chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • ghee - 1 teaspoon

How to make Dhokar Dalna

  1. 1. Soak the gram dal overnight and then grind it to make a smooth paste. Avoid adding water while grinding.
  2. 2. Now heat oil (1 tablespoon) in a pan and add asafoetida/hing and cumin seeds. Next add gram dal paste, salt, sugar and red chilli powder. Mix well and cook until the mixture leaves the side off pan.
  3. 3. Now grease a plate and spread the mixture over the plate keeping 1-2 cm thickness. Allow it to cool. Once cooled cut the pieces in diamond or rectangle or square shape.
  4. 4. Heat oil and deep fry these lentils cakes and Keep aside.
  5. 5. Parboil the potatoes (cook 70%) and keep them aside.
  6. 6. Heat oil and add bay leaf, hing and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start crackling, add tomato, ginger paste and green chilli.
  7. 7. In the mean while, take coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and sugar and add 3 to 4 tablespoon water and make a thick paste.
  8. 8. Once the oil starts separating and the masala paste into it and cook well.
  9. 9. Next add potatoes and salt, cook for sometime (5 to 7 minutes). Add 21/2 cups of warm water and cook for few minutes.
  10. 10. Finally, add the fried dhoka and boil for 5 minutes. Switch off the gas and add desi ghee on top.

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