Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chanar Dalna or Chena Ball Curry

Chanar Dalna or Chena Ball Curry

Today is a veggie day for us because do not have anything in my fridge. So I prepared one more my Ma’s special dish ‘Chanar Dalna’ or 'Chena Ball Curry'. It’s an authentic Bengali dish. Whenever I need to cook vegetarian dish my first phone call goes to my Ma. It’s a very simple recipe without onion and garlic. Try this with plain rice. The main ingredients of this dish is chena and Potato.

Preparation Time: 15 mints.
Cooking Time: 20 mints.


1.Chena 200 gm.
2.Tomato puree : Two table spoon.
3.Ginger, cumin & green chili paste: 1 ½ tea spoon.
4.One medium size potato cut into small cube sizes.
5.Turmeric Powder, coriander Powder, Red chili powder (one tea spoon of each item).
6.One table spoon all-purpose flour.
7.Few cumin seeds, one small dry red chili, 2 clove, 2 cardamom, a small cinnamon stick.
8.Half tea spoon tomato ketchup.
9.Few drops of ghee.
10.Salt & Sugar as per taste.
11.Sunflower oil.


Mix the all-purpose flour with the chena with some salt, sugar and a pinch of turmeric.

Now make some small flat balls with the mixture.

Fry the balls till it golden brown and keep it aside.

Now fry the potato pieces and keep it aside.

Add the all spice powder into the ginger paste with some water.

Now put some oil in a vessel and add the cumin seeds and all whole garama masala, next add the tomato puree and ginger and masala paste with some salt and sugar.

Cook for few mints, now adds the tomato ketchup and the fried potato, cook till the oil separate.

Now add some water and the fired chena balls and cook with a lid till the potato boil properly and the gravy become little thick.

Remove the lid and add the ghee.

Serve with plain rice.


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