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Bengali pujo DURGA PUJO SPECIAL RECIPE Veg recipes

BESANER DHOKAR DALNA | DHOKAR DALNA RECIPE | BENGALI DHOKAR DALNA

Dhokar Dalna, one of the most popular and loved recipe of Bengal. Be it any festival or celebration of any auspicious occasion like Paite (Sacred thread ceremony), annaprason (first rice eating ceremony), sadh (baby shower ceremony), this Bengali delicacy is a must in the platter. Fried Dhokas cooked in a spicy mushy gravy makes a delightful meal.

To skip the regular version of cooking this recipe with Cholar Dal, I have used Besan in cooking this authentic recipe. And it turned out magnificent.

  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Course – Main Course
  • Prep time -30 minutes
  • Cooking Time -15 minutes
  • Author Tina

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Cup Besan
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt and Gur to taste
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Inch Ginger Slice
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • Mustard Oil to Cook

RECIPE STEPS

  1. Take a bowl. Take the Besan in bowl.
  2. Add salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder.
  3. Add water and prepare the batter.
  4. Add 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder.
  5. Whisk everything.
  6. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  7. Add 1 tsp Baking Powder. Whisk again.
  8. Pour the mixture in butter greased box.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Cut into cubes and fry them.
  11. Fry them golden brown and set aside.
  12. Cut tomato, Ginger Slice. Make a paste.
  13. Add the spices in a bowl. Add water and make paste.
  14. Now put the tomato paste in same oil.
  15. Start frying.
  16. Add salt to taste.
  17. Add water once masala starts changing colour.
  18. Add the spice paste.
  19. Add gur to taste. Cook for few minutes in medium flame.
  20. Mix well.
  21. Add the fried dhoklas.
  22. Sprinkle 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder and finish cooking.
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DURGA PUJO SPECIAL RECIPE Starter Recipe

BHAPA DIMER CHOP | BENGALI STYLE CHOP RECIPE DURGAPUJA SPECIAL RECIPE

Bhapa Dimer Chop – a modified version of Bengali classic Dimer Devil. Here instead of boiled eggs,baked eggs have been used for cooking this recipe. Baked eggs coated with biscuit crumbs and then dipped in masala loaded besan batter , fried till crisp.

This recipe will be an absolute treat for DURGA PUJO FEAST. Serve this crispy starter over a hot cup of tea, a perfect ADDA SET UP.

My fondness for Chop grew with the absolute lipsmacking delicacies that we often used to buy from our Parar Choper Dokan (Neighborhood store selling croquettes and fried foods). And the love developed when my mother started preparing this at our kitchen.

This Durgapuja is different from other years. It’s better to indulge in home-cooked food rather than ordering from outside. So to make our palate interesting, I was thinking about cooking something unique,yet flavourful. So tiger with my mother, I chalked out this delightful starter recipe that will make you drool.

  • Cuisine – Bengali/Indian
  • Course – Starter
  • Prep time -10 minutes
  • Cooking time -40 minutes
  • Author Tina

INGREDIENTS

For BHAPA EGG (STEAMED EGG)

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Onion
  • 4-6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • Turmeric Powder pinch

FOR BESAN BATTER

  • 3 Cup Besan (Gram flour)
  • 2 Tsp Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Tsp Rice Flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder pinch.
  • Gur pinch (optional)
  • 1 Tsp Carom Seeds
  • Nigella Seeds (pinch).

Soya Oil to Fry

Biscuit Crumbs

HOW TO COOK BENGALI STYLE BHAPA DIMER CHOP

BAKE EGGS

  1. Take a bowl.
  2. Break eggs and put it in Bowl.
  3. Add 1 tsp Garam Masala Powder,1 tsp Black Pepper Powder, salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder, 1 tsp Coriander Powder.
  4. Chop the onion and garlic cloves.
  5. Put it in Bowl.
  6. Mix everything.
  7. Take a box. Grease with butter/ghee.
  8. Pour the egg mixture.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes. (Time of baking varies, check by inserting a knife. Bake till knife comes out clean).
  10. Take out on a plate.
  11. Cut into cubes/slices(,shapes of your choice)

BESAN BATTER

  1. Take a bowl.
  2. Add besan, whole wheat flour, rice flour.
  3. Add carom seeds, Nigella Seeds, salt to taste, pinch of turmeric powder.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients first.
  5. Slowly add water and prepare the batter.
  6. The batter shouldn’t be too runny.

FRY CROQUETTES

  1. Pour soya oil in pan.
  2. Let it boil till smoke starts coming out.
  3. Then lower the flame.
  4. Take cubes of Bhapa Egg. (One by one).
  5. Roll in biscuit crumbs.
  6. Then dip in Besan batter.
  7. Put it in pan.
  8. Fry in medium flame.
  9. Fry each croquettes till it becomes golden outside.
  10. The croquettes should be crisp outside.
  11. Drain out the excess oil.
  12. Serve with hot tea.
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Bengali pujo DURGA PUJO SPECIAL RECIPE Noodles recipe

EGG NOODLES RECIPE | HOW TO COOK EASY EGG NOODLES | DURGA PUJO SPECIAL RECIPE

Noodles are something that everyone loves. If you are a noodle lover, then this easy egg noodles recipe is a must try. Being fan of Indo-Chinese dishes, we often make this egg noodles recipe at home. Combination of egg and veggies ,gives this dish a healthy dose. You can use as many veggies as you wish. Here I have added capsicum, carrots and onions. This is a great snack recipe which we prefer to indulge in Dinner.

Pair it with any Manchurian or curry based dish. We have paired it with scrambled egg feast.

This is an easy to cook recipe, and can be made with easily available ingredients. If wish extract the egg yolk, to make your treat healthier.

If you love your Noodles spicy, add dry red chilli flakes.

TIPS TO COOK PERFECT NOODLES

  1. Boil noodles carefully, otherwise noodles will become sticky. Add little bit oil in the water, it solves the issue of stickiness.
  2. Stir fry veggies carefully, soften them. Don’t burn them. Make sure to fry veggies in medium flame.
  • Cuisine – Indo-Chinese
  • Course – Snack/Main Course
  • Prep time -20 minutes
  • Cooking time -15 minutes
  • Author Tina

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Packets Noodles
  • 3 Onion
  • 2 Capsicum
  • 2 Carrot
  • 1-2 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Tomato Ketchup
  • Soya Oil to Cook

HOW TO COOK EASY EGG NOODLES

  1. Boil noodles in salt water. Drizzle soya oil in the water. This way noodles will not become messy.
  2. Drain out the water and set noodles aside.
  3. Now drizzle oil in pan.
  4. Break 1egg and pour it directly in pan.
  5. Toss it and set aside the scrambled egg.
  6. Now time to fry the veggies.
  7. Chop the veggies into thin slices.
  8. Pour oil in pan.
  9. Start with carrot frying. Carrots take long time to tend. Cook in medium-low flame. Cover in between to fasten cooking.
  10. As carrots get half fried, add capsicum slices. Add salt.
  11. Fry them till the capsicum slices start changing colour.
  12. Add onion slices. Onion gets cooked easily. Fry carefully so that Onion slices don’t get burnt neither becomes brown. Try to retain the colour.
  13. As veggies get cooked, add the noodles. Carefully mix with the already fried veggies. Now cook in high flame, otherwise noodles will stick with the bottom of the pan.
  14. Add 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder, 1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder.
  15. Mix everything very carefully so that mixing doesn’t break the noodles.
  16. Add ketchup. Slowly mix it.
  17. Time to add the scrambled egg pieces.
  18. Toss them.
  19. Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with side dish of your choice.

Now noodles can be served with any Manchurian or chilly based curry or any curry of your choice. We cooked an easy SCRAMBLED EGG FEAST to pair with the noodles.

HOW TO COOK SCRAMBLED EGG FEAST

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 Tomato
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 1 Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder

HOW TO COOK SCRAMBLED EGG FEAST

  1. Take a bowl. Break eggs and put it in bowl.
  2. Add salt to taste, 1 Tsp Black Pepper Powder. Whisk everything.
  3. Pour oil in pan.
  4. Add the eggs.
  5. Stir the egg before it sets.
  6. Set aside the scrambled eggs.
  7. Now cut the tomato into thin slices. Put it in a blender. Add garlic cloves. Make paste.
  8. Put the paste in pan.
  9. Add 1 tsp salt.
  10. Saute them.
  11. Cut Onion and capsicum into cubes.
  12. Put it in pan.
  13. Toss everything.
  14. Add water.
  15. Wait for few minutes, till water absorbs the masala paste and the gravy becomes semi-dry.
  16. Add the scrambled egg. Toss everything and it’s ready.

See an easy-to-cook recipe , that you can pair with noodles. This recipe will also go well with fried rice or pulao. If want to pair with roti or chapati, make sure to make to thick up the gravy more, as this version is too dry for chapatis.