Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chingri Mach DIye Dhokar Dalna or Prawn Dhoka Curry

Every day I search new recipes, because as a foodie my love towards food will never become less. So I keep searching new recipes, ideas and ingredients. Some time with all the old stuffs you can make something new. My fridge is almost empty because its end of month and middle of the week. I thought to make some DHOKAR DALNA. While soaking the dal I remember some where I read about CHINGRI MACH DIYE DHOKAR DALNA.  I didn't remember the full recipe but what I remembered is prawns cooked with the dhokar dalna in a little different and unusual way.

Prawn is very favorite to us and prawns can make any dish a special one. So same thing happened with this dish also because I usually cooked the normal DHOKAR DALNA but with prawns it became something different and tasty.

Preparation time: 30 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.

1.Cholar dal or Chana dal: 1 cup.
2.Medium size prawns: 12 to 14.
3.One medium size sliced onion.
4.One medium size chopped tomato.
5.Three clove chopped garlic.
6.One inch chopped  ginger.
7.Two to three slit green chilies.
8.One medium size potato: cut into small pieces.
8.Turemric powder, Red chili powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder( half tea spoon of each item).
9.Pinch of garam masala.
10.Two cardamom, One bay leave, Few cumin seeds, One dry red chili.
11.Salt and sugar as per taste.
12.Sunflower oil for cooking.


Soak the chana dal overnight. Now in a grinder make a smooth paste with the soaked Chana dal, ginger, green chili and some salt.

Now wash and clean the prawns, now make a smooth paste with prawns. Now add the prawns paste into the chanda dal mixture and mix well.

Now add oil in a vessel and add some cumin seeds let them starts smelling then add whole chana dal and prawns mixture and cook till it dry completely.

Now grease one plate with some oil and add the all dry chana dal and prawn mixture and spread across the plate proportionately.

Keep the plate in fridge for 10 mints. Now with a knife cut the Prawn Dhoka’s in some Rhombus size.

Now deep fry the Prawn Dhoka’s (few at a time) and soak the extra oil in pepper towel. 

Now fry the potato pieces till it become golden and keep it aside.

Now add one tea spoon oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the sliced onion, tomato, chopped garlic and  chopped ginger and fry till the onions are transparent allow it to cool, then make a fine paste with some water.

Now put some oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, cardamom, dry red chili after few seconds add the onion tomato paste with all the spices powder (except garam masala) with some salt and cook this in medium flame till the oil comes out from the gravy.

Then add little water, the slit green chilies, some sugar, fried potato pieces and the garam masala powder and cook this in slow flame with a lid for 5 to 8 mints.

Now remove the lid. Add enough water for gravy and add the fried prawn dhoka’s and cook for 5 mints in medium flame with a lid.

Your prawn dhoka is ready serve hot with plain rice.