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Bengali Dal Bhorta Recipe | Boisakhi Bhorta | Bangladeshi Bhorta | Red Lentils Mash

Discover how to make a Bengali Dal Bhorta Recipe, Boisakhi Bhorta, Bangladeshi Bhorta or can be called as Red Lentils Mash by Sagar’s Kitchen. Know the Indian style, Bangladeshi style, Bengali Style from traditional to spiced variations. Learn how to prepare boisakhi bhorta dish step by step.

Bengali Dal Bhorta Recipe | Boisakhi Bhorta | Bangladeshi Bhorta | Red Lentils Mash

Recipe by Sagar KumarCourse: MainCuisine: Indian, Bangladeshi


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Today’s recipe is Kolkata’s authentic Bengali Dal Bhorta Recipe or Boisakhi Bhorta or Bangladeshi Bhorta or Red Lentils Mash. It’s a very unique dish. I’m telling you the truth, it’s good for your health and incredibly tasty.


  • 1/2 cup of soaked masoor dal (red lentils)

  • Water

  • Salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder

  • 3-4 crushed garlic cloves

  • 2 dried red chilies

  • Small onion

  • Coriander leaves

  • Vegetable oil or mustard oil


  • First, take a metal or clay pot and add soaked masoor dal (red lentils), a bit of water, a pinch of salt, and a little turmeric. Cook this mixture.
  • Now, the foam that appears on top of the lentils, slowly remove it. It’s this foam that prevents knee pain, you know.
  • Next, cook the lentils over medium flame for 10-15 minutes. All the water should evaporate, and the consistency should slightly thicken.
  • Now, take a small amount of oil in a pan, add crushed garlic cloves and dried red chilies. Roast them for about 2 minutes, then remove the chilies.
  • Thinly slice a small onion and add it to the pan. Sauté it lightly; it shouldn’t turn too brown. Now, add the chilies and garlic, a pinch of salt, and mash them. If possible, it’s nice to add roasted green chilies to this; it gives a nice flavor.
  • Now, add the mashed lentils, half a teaspoon of mustard oil, and if you can, throw in some coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Aiyo, Now shape the mixture into balls and then roll them into rounds. Serve it warm, along with hot rice.
  • Me: “Dhaniyaaa.”
    Dhaniya: “Yes, brother.”
    Me: “Tell me, is this onion male or female?”
    Dhaniya: “Well, you’ll have to lift its dressing, brother.”
    Me: “What do you mean, does the onion also wear a dressing?”
    Dhaniya: “Yes.”


  • When cooking the lentils, remember to remove the foam that forms on top. This step helps prevent knee pain and ensures a smoother texture.
  • Adding roasted green chilies to the onion and garlic mixture can prove as a flavor booster to the dish.
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