Chanar Dalna - Bengali

Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Yield: 4 loaf
Cuisine: bengali
Type : VEG

About Recipe

Mashed cottage cheese is prepared to dumplings and then gravy is prepared. This dish is truly mind blowing and involves a bit of craftsmanship also. It's considered a very popular dish in Bengal.


  • It's rich in proteins


  • 2 cups of mashed cottage cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon of red chili powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups of water
  • 2-3 pieces of green chilies
  • Mustard oil for cooking


  1. Heat oil in a container and add ½ teaspoon of mustard oil in it.
  2. Add the mashed cottage cheese and salt in it; stir for some time. Allow the water to absorb.
  3. Use your hands to prepare dumplings. Keep aside.
  4. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai, add ginger paste to it.
  5. Add cumin seeds and bay leaf, add turmeric powder and salt. Stir and add water to make a stew.
  6. Add the dumplings to it; cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add a teaspoon of ghee before you put off the gas
This awesome dish is ready to be served with rice.