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Dhokar Dalna - Durga Puja Traditional Recipes

dhokar dalna - durga puja traditional recipes

Dhokar Dalna is one of the oldest Bengali recipe. It is a yummy treat for those who miss their Bengali roots. In Bengalis, Dhoka literally means the fried chana dal cake / paatice which is then dipped in a thick delicious tomato-onion paste, and so the name Dhokar Dalna.

|| Ingredients ||

  • Chana Dal: 200 gm
  • Onion : 1 large
  • Chilli Powder : 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt : 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil: 2 cups
  • Onion : 2 small paste
  • Turmeric ; 1 tbsp
  • Chilli (Green paste) : 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar : 1/2 tbsp
  • Tomato : 2 chopped
  • Ghee : 1 tbsp
  • Garam masala (the mixture of cardamom - black and green, cloves and cinnamon) : 1 tbsp

|| Method of Cooking ||

  • Soak the dal in water overnight. Sieve out the water. Grind dal to a fine paste, preferably in a mixie.
  • Add the spices and chilly paste with the dal.
  • Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Add dal paste and deep fry.
  • Pour the mixture over a saucer smeared with oil or ghee. Iron the surface evenly. Let it cool off. Cut the cake in diamond shapes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep bottomed pan and fry the diamonds well. Free them from excess oil.
  • Add the paste of spices comprising ginger, onion, turmeric and chilli. Add salt, sugar and tomato. Stir the whole mixture thoroughly.Add some water to make it a thick curry.
  • Add fried diamonds to it and cook for a few minutes.
  • Sprinkle drops of ghee and pasted garam masala over the top.
  • Serve it hot.

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