Dhokar Dalna | How to make Dhokar Dalna

By Asiya Omar  |  21st Apr 2018  |  
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About Dhokar Dalna Recipe

Traditional delicious bengali recipe.

Dhokar Dalna

Ingredients to make Dhokar Dalna

  • For Lentil Cakes:
  • 1/2 Cups Bengal Gram Lentils / chana dal 1/4 Cup Matar Dal/ Split Peas Dal
  • 2 tbsp Grated coconut
  • 1 tsp ginger Paste
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp onion seeds
  • 1-2 Green Chili Chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • oil to fry
  • For Curry:
  • 1 potato Medium size (cut into cubes)
  • 1 tomato(chopped)
  • 1 Cup coconut Milk (lightly thicken)
  • 1/4 Cup Grated coconut
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • a big pinch asafoetida
  • 1 tsp cumin Seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 Green chilli Slit
  • 1-2 tsp cumin Powder
  • 1-2 tsp Garam masala Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili powder
  • half - 1 tsp turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cashew raisins Paste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil for gravy(Mustard oil preferable)

How to make Dhokar Dalna

  1. Soak the channa dal and mattar dal for 4 hrs, then without water coarsely grind it in a blender and keep aside.
  2. Mix all the dhoka spices into batter mix well. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a Kadai. Add asafoetida . Add batter, stir continuously until batter turns into a dough and leaves the bottom of the kadai.
  3. Then grease the plate with oil, spread the dough evenly on the plate and keep aside.
  4. After few minutes cut into Burfi Style.
  5. Then fry this and keep aside. I only shallow fried this.
  6. Peel and Cut potato into cubes, Fry potato cubes with oil, little turmeric powder and salt, fry till golden brown and keep aside.
  7. Heat oil in kadai.add asofoetida,cumin seeds,bay leaves. Add slitted green chili to it. Add Ginger paste fry little. Add chopped tomato again fry.
  8. Add all dry spices like red chili powder,cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder. Fry for a while until oil comes out.
  9. Add grated coconut and coconut milk mix them. Add cashew raisins paste and mix well.
  10. Add fried potato cubes and mix well.Add warm water and adjust seasoning.Bring into boil. (curry will be little medium consistency)
  11. Add fried dhoka or lentil cakes.Here check the salt to taste.
  12. Sprinkle little garam masala powder,cover and switch off the gas.
  13. Dhokar dalna is ready to serve. Serve with plain steamed rice and hot rasam.
  14. Delicious and packed full of flavors.

My Tip:

I learnt this recipe from my co food blogger Nabanita das.According to my requirements here I adjust the ingredients and masalas.

Reviews for Dhokar Dalna (1)

Milli Garg2 years ago

Deliciously amazing!
Asiya Omar
2 years ago
thanks dear.