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%Bengali Bori Aloor Jhal Recipe Debjanir Rannaghar

Bori Aloor Jhal

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Bori Aloor Jhal is a vegetarian and vegan Bengali delicacy prepared with Potato and sun-dried lentil dumplings. The gravy is mustard-based.


Units Scale
  • 100g Bori/ Bengali sun-dried lentil dumplings (15-20 pieces)
  • 3 Potato
  • 1 Tomato
  • 5-6 Green Chili
  • 1 Tbsp. Black Mustard Seed
  • 1 Tbsp. Yellow Mustard Seed
  • 1 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp. Salt or to taste
  • 4 Tbsp. Mustard Oil


%Making Bori Aloor Jhal

  1. Wash and soak mustard seeds in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Take only the seeds along with 2 green chilies and 1/2 tsp. salt and make a smooth paste of it.
  3. Add 2 cups of water to the paste and run it through a sieve to remove the husk and impurities.
  4. Wash and peel Potatoes and cut them into wedges.
  5. Chop Tomatoes roughly.
  6. Heat 1 Tbsp. of oil and once properly heated keep the flame on medium.
  7. Fry the Bori for around one minute and strain from the pan.
  8. Now heat the remaining oil.
  9. Fry potatoes until they turn golden in color.
  10. Do not remove potatoes from the pan
  11. Add chopped tomatoes and keep the flame on the lower side.
  12. Using a spatula break the tomatoes and cook till they soften.
  13. Now add the mustard liquid followed by green chili, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and also sat to taste.
  14. Cover the pan with a lid.
  15. Cook for around 10 minutes.
  16. If needed add some more water.
  17. Once the potatoes are done add fried Bori.
  18. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  19. Bori will soak the gravy by then.
  20. Once the gravy reaches the desired consistency switch the flame off.
  21. Serve it hot with steamed rice.


  • Mustard oil makes the dish flavorful.
  • Instead of making mustard paste at home, you can use mustard powder.
  • Bori soaks loads of oil. Do not use entire oil to fry Bori, instead use 1 tbsp. oil to pan-fry Bori.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali


  • Serving Size: 100g
  • Calories: 313
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Sodium: 658mg
  • Fat: 16.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.6g
  • Fiber: 8.7g
  • Protein: 8.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
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