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Dhoka Dalna is a traditional Bengali recipe cooked and served in Puja, or as second course of a meal.


       Ingredients How to?

1 cup Cholar Dal (Chana Dal/Bengal Gram)
2 Tomatoes (medium sized)
1 tsp Ginger (grated)
2 Green Chilies
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seed Powder
A pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Ghee
2-3 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

Smear the prawns with salt and wash well. Then apply some turmeric powder and keep aside for 5 minutes.
Heat half the ghee (clarified butter) in a pan and heat the prawns for a moment.
Take out the prawns from the pan and keep aside.
Now, add the cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, and green cardamoms. Heat briefly.
Mix the onion paste and stir
Fry on low heat for about a minutes or till the paste is browned.
Add the red chilli paste / powder and ginger paste. Fry briefly on medium heat till the oil evaporates.
Add the prawns and coconut milk. And then add salt as required. Apply heat for about 2 minutes.
Add the remaining ghee (clarified butter) and cover tight for a little while.

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