Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic) | How to make Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic)

By Moumita Malla  |  25th Apr 2016  |  
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Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic)by Moumita Malla
  • Prep Time

    10

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    4

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About Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic) Recipe

Chanar Dalna is a authentic Bangali vegetarian dish. It is a Bengali style homemade paneer kofta curry without onion and garlic.

Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic)

Ingredients to make Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic)

  • Ingredients of making chena or homemade paneer:
  • Milk - 1 litre
  • lemon juice - of a full lemon
  • Pure cotton or muslin cloth
  • Heavy bottomed pan
  • Ingredients of making chena ball or paneer kofta:
  • Homemade chena
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • ginger Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt to taste
  • Ingredients of chanar dalna or paneer kofta curry:
  • Chena ball
  • potato - 1 (cut into cubes)
  • tomato - 1 chopped
  • ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
  • cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
  • bay leaf - 1
  • sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green cardamom - 2
  • cinnamon stick - 1 inch
  • salt to taste
  • ghee - 1 teaspoon
  • oil - 2 tablespoon
  • water - 1 cup

How to make Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic)

  1. How to make chena:
  2. Heat milk in a heavy bottomed pan, simmer the gas just before it boils.
  3. Add lemon juice.
  4. Stir milk constantly while adding lemon juice, the solid curd will separate from the liquid whey.
  5. Place cotton or muslin cloth in a strainer and strain out the whey from curd.
  6. Rinse the chena with water, it will help to remove the sourness of chena.
  7. Allow it to cool for atleast 30 minutes.
  8. How to make chena ball or paneer kofta:
  9. Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds. Let them crackle, add ginger paste.
  10. Add chena, turmeric and salt, stir until the mixture dries up, keep it aside, let it be cool.
  11. Take small portion of this mixture and make small balls, keep them aside.
  12. Heat oil in a pan, fry the balls until golden brown and keep aside.
  13. How to make chanar dalna or paneer kofta curry.
  14. Make a masala paste adding ginger paste, all spices powder and little bit water.
  15. Heat oil in a pan.
  16. Add potatoes pieces, fry them until golden brown, keep them aside.
  17. Add bay leaf, green cardamom and cinnamon stick.
  18. Add cumin seeds, let them crackle.
  19. Add masala paste, saute it very well.
  20. Add chopped tomatoes, with the back of your ladle press the tomatoes to release all the juices.
  21. Add salt and sugar.
  22. Add fried potatoes, mix well, cook for 5 minutes till the raw smell of masala goes away.
  23. Add the water, bring it to a boil, simmer the gas, cover with lid, cook till the potatoes are done.
  24. Turn off the gas, remove the lid, add fried chena ball or paneer kofta and ghee.
  25. Your Chanar Dalna or Bengali Style Paneer Kofta is ready to serve. Enjoy it with hot steamed rice.

My Tip:

Chanar dalna is a Bengali style paneer Kofta, it tastes good when it is made using honemade chena instead of store bought paneer.

Reviews for Chanar Dalna (Bengali Style Paneer Kofta Without Onion And Garlic) (3)

Mandira Chowdhury10 months ago

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Rupsha Dasha year ago

awesome
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Ruby Dutta2 years ago

very yummy..n good vegetarian dish
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