Friday, 7 August 2015

Chanar Borar Dalna / Paneer Kofta Curry

Chanar Borar Dalna / Paneer Kofta  Curry

It’s a Traditional Bengali dish. My Ma use to make it very often. It is a total vegetarian dish...

For the Paneer kofta
Ingredients
2 cups Paneer (water drained out)
3 tbsp All purpose flour
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying

Method
Take paneer,salt and flour. Mix it well. Make equal portion balls and give it a flat shape. Heat oil in a fry pan. Fry the koftas from both the sides. Fry it till brown in colour. Keep it aside.

For the Dalna
Ingredients
2 Potatoes cut into medium size cubes
1 big Tomato ground into paste
1 Green chilli slit
1/2 tsp Ginger paste
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf
2 Cloves
1 small Cinnamon stick
1 Cardomom
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
1  1/4 tbsp Ghee

Method
Take a pan. Add 1 tbsp ghee and let it heat. Add cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Let it crackle. Add ginger paste. Sauté it for few seconds. Add  the potatoes and fry the potato cubes on a medium flame covered and stirring it occasionally for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste. Add salt, sugar,  garam masala, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and chilli powder. Stir it and cook it covered for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of water. Cover and cook till the potatoes are tender. Take it off the gas. Add the fried paneer balls, 1/4 ghee and sprinkle garam masala powder. Serve it hot with Rice or Chappati.