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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ros Bora : Celebrating Bengali New Year with a Sweet


Firstly let me wish all my Blogger Friends and Readers a very happy and auspicious Bengali New year (Poila Boishakh). Evidently, no Bengali celebration is complete without sumptuous meal and pure adda ( gossip). So presenting a popular Bengali sweet, RosBora  which is simple yet very appealing. Ros =Syrup +Bora =Dumplings so the outcome is RosBora. Though this along with Pithey, Pathishapta are star traditional sweets during Makar Sankranti when there is abundance of Khejur gur in most Bengali's home. But being a die hard fan of Khejurer Gur I distribute my yearly quota wisely, so that I can enjoy even after six months of purchasing. So my fridge is always loaded with patali gur.

Ingredients:
1 cup Urad dal (white in color)
1 tsp Saunf (mouri)
A big pinch of Cardamon powder

For the syrup:
2 cups Water
1 cup Sugar
50 gms Khejur er gur / Date Palm jaggery (if you don't have it just add another cup os sugar)
White oil for frying

Method:
Soak the urad dal overnight in sufficient water. Next day strain the excess water and transfer all dal into a grinder. Don't add much water initially. Add little by little so that you can control the consistency of the batter. The batter should look creamy and dropping consistency. Transfer the batter into a large bowl and mix saunf and cardamom in it.

 Place a frying pan on low heat and on another burner add water and sugar to make the syrup (single thread consistency). When sugar is completely melted, add Khejur gur. The syrup will turn dark in color. Remove from heat.
Drop spoonfuls of batter into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown. Place the fried boras on tissue paper and   immerse the hot vadas in syrup. Let them soak for a while. Serve them warm.

Here are some DatePalm Jaggery sweet dishes from past:
1) Sooji'r Payesh with DatePalm Jaggery
2) Nolen Gurer Payesh
3) Ranga Aloo'r Pithey

32 comments:

  1. Never had this but looks to be great. Please send me some the next time you prepare this ;)

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  2. Happy new year Deepa..Super tempting dessert,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

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  3. Happy new year to you and family Deepa, Ros Bora looks delicious, it is a new sweet to me.

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  4. Wow! Ros bora looks superb,Deepa! Shubho Nababarsha to you and your family!! :)
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  5. NEVER HAD THIS DEEPS..LOOKS VERY TASTY..A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U N UR FAMILY

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  6. Very interesting sweet,Happy new year to u

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  7. Very unique dish...Looks delicious..
    Happy New Year to you!

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  8. Shubho Nobo Borsho to you!! Such a lovely sweet beginning to the new year!!

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  9. Yum yum..looks so good ...love the props and new year wishes to you n family

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  10. happy new year. this is a new dish to me. but loved the idea.

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  11. Wishing you and your family a very happy new year. dish looks mouthwatering :)

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  12. new and interesting recipe deepa..

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  13. Looks so yum....I still remember how we relished it when u once made it for our potluck....

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  14. New years greetings and what a tasty way to celebrate!

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  15. ama ma banai eta. Not my fav but bhai khub bhalo bashe :)
    Subho Nobo Borsho Deepa!

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  16. New one to me! Interesting! Wish you a very happy new year!

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  17. Delicious combination, looks tempting!happy bengali new yr..
    MAHA

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  18. hope you too have a great year ahead. this is soo new to me, but luks soo tempting.

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  19. Happy New Year Dear,sweet looks yummy n tempting.

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  20. Subho Naboborsho Deepa. Can't take off my eyes from this tempting rasbora. Phataphati new year celebration.

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  21. Shubho Noboborsher onek onek preeti o shubheccha, Deepa! Awesome ros bora recipe...this is just MY kind of food! I may have to bookmark this one for my hubby, who loves BONG sweets the most:)
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  22. Wishing you a happy newyear too Deepa...great sweet for a sweet beginning :)

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  23. Wow! This looks awesome Deepa :-)

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