Dhokar Dalna

By Chef Saswati M

Preparation Time : 3 Hrs

Tags: Bengali

289

Serves 2

Dhokar Dalna is a traditional Bengali delicacy consisting ‘lentil cakes’ mixed in a tomato-based gravy.

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About the Dish

Dhokar Dalna is a traditional Bengali delicacy consisting ‘lentil cakes’ mixed in a tomato-based gravy. Also known as dhoka, it’s one of the pillars of the ‘Niramish’ (Vegetarian) Bengali cuisine. The ‘Dhoka’ consist of soaked chana dal, which are then ground and shaped. Although the dish is popular during Noboborsho (Bengali New Year), it is also similar to the Maharashtrian Rassa Patodi. Moreover, our chef can prepare this delicacy with and without the use of onions and garlic.

How to Eat

Enjoy this dish with accompaniments such as chapati or steamed rice. The lentil cakes are fried, giving it a crispy texture. They then combine with the tomato gravy to give it a thick consistency and a medium-spicy taste. Experience this delicacy at lunch or dinner to get the feeling of Bengal at home!!

About the Chef

Chef Saswati M

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