Bengali Dhokar Dalna(Fried Lentil cakes cooked in a gravy)

Bengali Dhokar Dalna(Fried Lentil cakes cooked in a gravy)

This is one of the most favorite dishes of Bengalis which is completely vegetarian that means no onion and no garlic added in making gravy or making these lentil cakes. Dhoka is a shallow fried cake made from two types of lentils(dal) and then cooked in a curry with potato and very little spices, sums up Dhokar Dalna. Dalna,

is a cooking term that means any vegetables or eggs cooked in a medium

thick gravy seasoned with ground spices, specially with Garam masala and a touch of ghee.

     You all must be wondering why this dish is called "Dhokar Dalna". I am not sure how this highly addictive lentil cakes got its name as Dhoka which literally means "Cheat". But I have a theory. I think, from

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