Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dhokar Dalna - Lentil Cake Curry SNC - 8 Challenge

SNC - 8

Dhokar Dalna (Lentil Fish Curry) Traditional Bengali Side Dish.

SNC (south vs North) and (North vs South) Event Started by Divya Pramil   I am a part of south group. 

I  belong to Southern Group , I am Linking  this recipe SNC You to can cook Indian foodDivya's South Vs North  hosted by Nanibitha Das- EshoBosho Aahare  to North group challenge

SNC Northern Group Challenge is The Famous Hyderabadi Sweet Qubani KaMeeta Hosted By Roha - Hyderabadi Cuisine. 


for Lentil Cakes

Bengal Gram Lentils / Chana Dal – ¾ Cup
Matar Dal/ Split Peas Dal – ½ Cup
Grated Coconut - ¼ cup
Ginger Paste – ½ tbspn
Asafetida  - ¼ tspn
Onion Seeds – 1 tbspn
Chopped Green Chili – 1
Turmeric Powder – ½ tspn
 Baking soda – ¼ tspn
 Salt to taste
 Oil to fry – ¾  tbsp

for Curry
Potato Big   - 1 (cut into cubes)
Tomato medium (chopped) - 1
Coconut Milk (lightly thicken) – 1 cup
Grated Coconut -1/4 cup
Ginger paste ½ tbspn
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds – 1 tspn
Bay Leaf - 1
Green Chili Slit - 1
Cumin Powder – 1 tbspn
Garam Masala Powder  - ¾ tspn + 1/4 tspn => Common Garam Masala Powder
Red Chili powder – ½ tspn 
Turmeric Powder – ¼ tspn
Cashew Raisins Paste – 2 tbspn
Salt to taste
Oil for gravy(Mustard Oil preferable) – 2 tbspn

Soak Chana Dal and Matar Dal for 4 hrs. Strain the water grind it into a course paste. Add spices  and mix well except oil and asafetida
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. (most important)
Grease a plate or box  with oil. Spread the dough evenly over the plate.
Cut into barfi style .Deep fry barfi until color turns into light brown color.
Keep aside.

Cut potato into cubes.Heat oil in kadai.Fry potato cubes with little turmeric powder and salt until golden color

Heat oil in kadai Fry potato cubes with little turmeric powder and salt until golden color.
Heat oil in kadai.add asofoetida,cumin seeds,bay leaves.
Add silted green chili, ginger paste fry for 2 min.
Add chopped tomato cook for 5 minutes.Add all spices red chili powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder. Stir well Sauté until oil comes out.Add grated coconut, coconut milk mix them and cashew raisins paste and mix well. Add fried potato cubes Add required hot water and Bring into boil for 5 minutes (Curry will be little medium consistency)Add fried dhoka or lentil cakes.

Dhokar Dalna is ready to serve,  Served with Crispy  Dosa

Note: To fry batter add only 1 tbsp of oil. do not use more than this otherwise dhoka can be broken during fry.
When frying dhoka, fry with caring touch.
Some may be broken. do not be upset.It happens:)
When curry is ready, do not put all the dhoka at one time, otherwise all the curry will be soaked by dhoka. Keep dhoka and curry separately. When serving add dhoka into curry and serve.

Thank you Nabitha for  this yummy Traditional Lentil cake curry.

Thank you Diva


  1. very tasty and delicious

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  2. Wonderful dhoka dalna!!


  3. super aa iruku jaleela,dosaiku and dhokar dalna super combo

  4. Lovely dhokar dalna, yummy too.

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  5. Nice recipe na lovely pic u have made it beautifully.

  6. Lovely dhokar dalna Jeelu... you made it perfectly.. Dear My name is Nabanita can u correct it... Nabitha to nabanita. Hi hi... :)


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