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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Stewed Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 2 cups - channa dal
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp - coriander seeds (paste)
  • 1 tbsp - cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup - curd
  • 2 tbsp - ginger paste
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp - ghee
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee for frying

How to Make Dhokardalna

  • Wash and soak the chana dal overnight. Grind it with a little ginger, salt and green chillies.
  • Roast the garam masala, cumin and coriander (together and grind to a fine powder)
  • Heat ghee in a kadai and fry the chana dal paste until dry.
  • Spread the mixture on a greased plate. Cut the fried paste into diamond shapes and fry in deep ghee till golden brown.
  • Now add the potatoes and fry till brown. Strain and keep aside.
  • In the same ghee, add the ginger paste, powdered spices, chilli powder, salt and curd.
  • Fry till the oil separates.
  • Add water, the fried potatoes and bring to a boil.
  • Drop the fried dhokars into the mixture and cook for 2 mins.
  • Add ghee and garam masala and cook for a while.
  • Remove from fire and serve hot with steamed rice.