Dhokar Dalna

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Total Time:
13 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Braise Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 2 cups - channa dal
  • 2 - Onions
  • 3 to 4 cloves - Garlic
  • 1/2 inch - Ginger
  • 2 - Tomatoes
  • 2 pinches - Asafetida
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 2 to 3 - Cardamoms
  • 2 to 3 - Cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 - Cloves
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp - Red chilli powder
  • Oil to fry
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Dhokar Dalna

  • Soak the channa dal overnight and grind it into a thick coarse paste with very little water.
  • Make a paste of onion, ginger, garlic and tomatoes.
  • Now keep a pan on fire and add 1 tbsp of oil.
  • When the oil turns hot, put one to two pinches of asafoetida and a few cumin seeds.
  • Wait till the cumin seeds pop.
  • Then put 1/3 of the ground paste into it.
  • Stir till the oil separates from the puree.
  • Now put the ground channa dal and stir continuously so that it does not stick to the pan.
  • Add some salt and turmeric.
  • After the water evaporates and the whole mixture becomes semi-soft, turn off the stove and pour the mixture on to a greased plate.
  • Make the surface even with your hands.
  • Now let it cool.
  • Cut it into many diamond shaped pieces and deep fry them.
  • You can serve these as snacks with tea or you can put these into a curry.
  • For Curry:
  • Heat oil in a pan and put the remaining ground paste.
  • Now add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
  • Stir it well.
  • After the mixture separates from the oil, add a bit of water and bring to a boil.
  • Now before turning off the gas, add cinnamon, cardamom and cloves.
  • The curry will turn aromatic.
  • Now put the fried pieces into the curry and keep the vessel on fire for 5-7 minutes.
  • Dhokar Dalna is ready.
  • Serve with hot steaming rice.