Monday, December 24, 2012

Chanar Dalna

This one is a typical bengali and a pure vegetarian dish without onion or garlic.

  1. Chana (made from 1 lit milk,for preparing chana refer the  rosogolla recipe.)
  2. Baking powder - 1 tsp
  3. Maida - 1 tbsp
  4. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  6. Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  7. Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
  9. Potatoes(cut into medium pieces) - 2
  10. Tomatoes chopped- 3
  11. Green peas - 1/2 cup
  12. Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
  13. Cashew paste - 1 tbsp
  14. Cardamom - 3
  15. Cinnamon - 1"
  16. Cloves - 3
  17. Ginger paste - 1tsp
  18. Ghee - 1 tsp
  19. salt and sugar to taste
  20. Oil for frying(I prefer mustard oil but refined oil also can be used)

  1. Add maida,baking powder,cumin powder,coriander powder,chilly powder(1tsp)salt and sugar to chana and mix well.Make small balls from the mix and flatten them.Fry both sides of the balls in low flame till they become golden brown.
  2. In the same oil add whole garam masala (cardamom,cinnamon and cloves).
  3. Then add potatoes and fry them till they become little brownish.
  4. Add cashew paste,green peas and tomatoes.Fry them till the tomatoes are well cooked and pulpy.
  5. Add chilly powder,turmeric powder and ginger paste.fry for 1 min.
  6. Now add tomato sauce and mix well.
  7. Add water.Add little more water than desired because the chana balls will soak the gravy.
  8. Add salt and slower the flame and cover the lid.Cook till the potatoes and peas are cooked well.
  9. When the potatoes are well cooked, add chana balls to the boiling gravy.
  10. Add little sugar,garam masala powder and 1 tsp of ghee.Mix well and switch off the flame.Cover the lid and give some standing time so that the chana balls soak the gravy and become juicy.Serve with roti/chapathi.

Chanar Dalna

Chanar Dalna

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tina
    North india-e stupid paneer khe khe asol chhana-r taste bhule giye chhialm..Noting down the chhena-r Bara making process.Thanks
    Bhalo theko


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