Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe)

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Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe)
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Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe) is traditional recipe of Dalna which is made from a blend of channa dal and urad dal. Dals are spiced and then blended into a smooth batter. It is then steamed like “Dhoklas” and pan fried. These Steamed and pan fried cakes are then immersed in a thin tomato gravy. The dish is famous among the vegetarian in Bengal and it is considered as pure Satvik as there is no Garlic added to it.

Serve the Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe) along with Hot Phulka to enjoy your meal. 

If you are looking for more Indian Gravies here are some : 

  1. Mughlai Aloo Matar Gobi Recipe
  2. Dahi Bhindi Recipe (Okra in Yogurt Curry with Caramelized Onions)
  3. Gujarati Kadhi Recipe (Sweet and Spicy Yogurt Curry)

 

 

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

180 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

225 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For making Dhoka or Lentil Cake
  • 1/2 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/2 cup White Urad Dal (Whole)
  • 1/2 inch Ginger , grated
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped 
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) , roasted
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • For the curry
  • 1 Tomato , blanched and pureed
  • 1 Potato (Aloo) , cubed
  • 1 inch Ginger , grated
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • For Seasoning
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Ghee , for cooking 

How to make Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe)

  1. We begin making the Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe) by soaking the dal for at least three hours. Then into the grinder, add all the ingredients along with the dal and little water and grind it into a smooth rice batter consistency.

  2. Pour the batter into the Dhokla Pan and steam it for about 30 minutes. Till it is firm and not sticky. Place it outside and let it cool. Cut into diamonds and pan fry them using a shallow frying pan till it is brown and crisp on either side.

  3. Next for the gravy blanch the tomatoes in boiling water over a sauce pan for about 2 minutes. Then remove the skin and blitz it in a mixer to a smooth puree.

  4. Heat a kadai with oil and add ingredient along with the ginger that are mentioned in the seasoning list. Let it sauté for few minutes. Then add the tomato puree, along with all the spice and sauté till the raw smell goes away. Add 1 cup water and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.

  5. Once done add in the cakes and can served by sprinkling chopped coriander leaves.

  6. Serve the Bengali Style Dhokar Dalna Recipe (Spiced Lentil Cakes in Tomato Gravy Recipe) along with Hot Phulka to enjoy your meal.

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Last Modified On Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:41
     
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