Monday, 20 May 2013

Dhokar Dalna - Traditional Bengali Dish - SNC - 8

This month in Divya Pramil's South Vs North Challenge,  Challenge for Southern Team is Nabanitha's - (Esho- Bosho Aahare ) -Dhokar Dalna  / Lentil Cakes Curry  and for the Northern Team Roha's (Hyderabadi Cuisine) Qubani ka Meetha .

I am a part of Southern Team and linking this recipe to Nabanitha;s Esho Bosho Aahare.

Now coming to the Delicious  Traditional Bengali Recipe - Dhokar Dalna. - Click here for the original recipe source.
According to my requirements here I adjust the ingredients and masalas.

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 

Steps to follow:
Soak the channa dal and mattar dal  for 4 hrs, then without water  coarsely grind it in a blender and keep aside.

  1. Mix all the dhoka spices into batter mix well.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a Kadai.
  3. Add asafoetida .
  4. Add batter, stir continuously until batter turns into a dough and leaves the bottom of the kadai. 

Then grease the plate with oil, spread the dough evenly on the plate and keep aside. After few minutes cut into Burfi Style.Then fry this and keep aside. I only shallow fried this.
Peel and Cut potato into cubes, Fry potato cubes with oil, little turmeric powder and salt, fry till golden brown  and keep aside.

For Curry:
  • Potato Medium size (cut into cubes)
  • Tomato(chopped)
  • 1 Cup Coconut Milk (lightly thicken)
  • 1/4Cup Grated Coconut
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • a big pinch   Asafoetida
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Bay Leaf
  • 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)
Steps to follow:

  1. Heat oil in kadai.add asofoetida,cumin seeds,bay leaves.
  2. Add slitted green chili to it.
  3. Add Ginger paste fry little.
  4. Add chopped tomato again fry.
  5. Add all dry spices like red chili powder,cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder.
  6. Fry for a while until oil comes out.
  7. Add grated coconut and coconut milk mix them.
  8. Add cashew raisins paste and mix well. 
  9. Add fried potato cubes and mix well.
  10. 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.

Dhokar dalna is ready to serve. Serve with  plain steamed rice and hot rasam.

I am a part of Southern Team and linking this recipe to Nabanitha's Esho Bosho Aahare. Thanks Nabanitha for sharing your delicious traditional recipe.We thoroughly enjoyed it.


Avika said...

Nice one Asiya.. Looks perfect :)

Meena B said...

looks yummy asiya and ur pics are amazing

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Perfect and yummy dhokar dalna.

Shweet Spicess said...

quiet a bit of hard work it looks hmmm. Great Move asia Keep it up :)

Meena Selvakumaran said...

superb asiya ,nice step by step clicks.looks delicious.

Sapana Behl said...

Looks yummy!

Priya Suresh said...

Super dhokar dalna akka..Loved ur stepwise picture as well.

Rafeeda AR said...

looks so well done... :)

Archana Potdar said...

Yum. Looks so delicious.
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Janani said...

you have made it good they look very inviting.

Nabanita Das said...

Yummy Dhokar Dalna...Asiya. You have made it perfectly...

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thelady8home said...

Looks delicious!! Your dhoka looks very well cooked.

divya said...

Looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing !!

Neela Manogar said...

Looks delicious. Wonderful clicks

Santosh Bangar said...

looking delicious perfectly presented

Santosh Bangar said...

looking delicious perfectly presented

nayana said...

very nice step by step presentation and a perfectly done dish asiya...

Shobha said...

This curry really looks so delicious. I will try it only when I go back to India because I feel the taste will not be as good without mustard oil... and we don't get that here.

Nilu A said...

Well done Asiya.. Looks pleasant and lip-smacking :-)

Ruxana Gafoor said...

looks so yummy and perfect...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

A traditional Bengali dish, you made it exactly Asiya. Yummy and delicious.

Sona S said...

Looks delicious and yummy.