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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

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g chenna
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp onion paste
  • 1 tbsp Bengali garam masala
  • ½ red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp tumeric powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin paste
  • Whole garam masala made up of a few cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon stick and bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp raisin paste
  • 2 green chillies
  • Salt
  • Oil  for frying

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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