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CHANAR KALIA RECIPE

Chanar kalia also known as cheese ball curry is a recipe with its roots from Bengali. It is enjoyed as a side dish. It is usually prepared during special occasions like birthday parties, festivals, get together parties and so on.

In this article, we will learn how to make one of Bengali’s dishes known as chanar kalia. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients

  • 300 grams of chenna
  • 2 teaspoons of corn flour
  • 2 tablespoons of ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon of onion paste
  • 1 teaspoon of Bengali garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of tumeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cumin paste
  • Whole garam masala made up of a few cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon stick and bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon of raisin paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Oil  for frying

 

What Chanar Kalia Can Be Served With

Chanar kalia can be served with roti, plain rice, pulao or paratha.

 

Special Utensils

  1. Cheesecloth
  2. Tissue paper

 

Steps

  1. Sprinkle some corn flour all over the chenna. Mix it well and knead it till it forms a soft dough.
  2. Cover it with a moist cheesecloth and leave it for about 15 minutes.
  3. Part the chenna into equal portions and form them into round shapes.
  4. Heat oil and fry the chenna until it becomes golden brown.
  5. When it is ready, remove it from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towel.
  6. To make the gravy, add the garam masala to the oil you removed the chenna from. You can use a ladle to fetch some of the oil from it if it will be too much.
  7. Add the onion paste and fry until it turns brown.
  8. Add the green chilies, ginger paste and sauté for a while.
  9. Add cumin paste, red chilli powder and turmeric and fry them for a short while.
  10. Sprinkle garam masala powder over it and add the resin paste and salt. Mix well.
  11. Add two cups of water and let it boil.
  12. Drop the chenna into the gravy on fire gently. Cover it and allow it to simmer for about 7 minutes or until the chenna soaks some of the gravy.
  13. When this is done, remove it from the fire and serve.
CHANAR KALIA RECIPE

Delicious CHANAR KALIA RECIPE

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In this article, we will learn how to make one of Bengali’s dishes known as chanar kalia. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Course Drinks, Main Course
Cuisine CONTINENTAL
Servings 2
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Cheesecloth
  • Tissue paper

Instructions
 

  • Sprinkle some corn flour all over the chenna. Mix it well and knead it till it forms a soft dough.
  • Cover it with a moist cheesecloth and leave it for about 15 minutes.
  • Part the chenna into equal portions and form them into round shapes.
  • Heat oil and fry the chenna until it becomes golden brown.
  • When it is ready, remove it from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towel.
  • To make the gravy, add the garam masala to the oil you removed the chenna from. You can use a ladle to fetch some of the oil from it if it will be too much.
  • Add the onion paste and fry until it turns brown.
  • Add the green chilies, ginger paste and sauté for a while.
  • Add cumin paste, red chilli powder and turmeric and fry them for a short while.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder over it and add the resin paste and salt. Mix well.
  • Add two cups of water and let it boil.
  • Drop the chenna into the gravy on fire gently. Cover it and allow it to simmer for about 7 minutes or until the chenna soaks some of the gravy.
  • When this is done, remove it from the fire and serve.

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Notes

Chanar kalia also known as cheese ball curry is a recipe with its roots from Bengali. It is enjoyed as a side dish. It is usually prepared during special occasions like birthday parties, festivals, get together parties and so on.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal
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