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Dhokar Dalna

Nov-18-2015
Amrita Roy
0 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Dhokar Dalna RECIPE

Authentic Bengali dish. Gram Dal Dumpling Curry

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Main Dish

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Gram dal/ Cholar dal (without skin) - 11/2 cup
  2. asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  3. cumin Seeds - 2 teaspoons
  4. salt to Taste
  5. sugar - 1 teaspoon
  6. Red chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon
  7. oil - 1 tablespoon + 1 cup for deep frying
  8. tomato - 1 medium sliced
  9. Bay Leaf - 2
  10. ginger Paste - 11/2 teaspoon
  11. turmeric Powder - 1 teaspoon
  12. potato - 2 medium peeled & quartered
  13. Green chilli - 2
  14. Red chilli Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  15. coriander Powder - 1 teaspoon
  16. cumin Powder - 1 teaspoon
  17. ghee - 1 teaspoon

Instructions

  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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Ayatakshi Tikader
Oct-31-2016
Ayatakshi Tikader   Oct-31-2016

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