Rosh Bora is a traditional Poush Sankranti Bengali Sweet recipe. Rosh bora pitha is a winter delicacy that is made with fennel flavoured urad dal bora or fritters soaked in nolen gur (date palm jaggery) syrup or sugar syrup. It is literally a melt in the mouth Bengali sweet.
Hello my dear friends!!
Back after almost a week. 2021 for us has started with a series of health issues. Our little boy was down with pink eye (conjunctivitis) which lasted for almost a week. Right after that I was suffering from a throat infection, which again lasted for over a week days. And now, yes you guessed it right its the mr’s turn. poor thing!
Any who, it is Poush Sankranti and how can I not make some Sankranti specials Bengali sweets. I have grown up eating these delicacies every year during Poush Sanktranti. And of all the delicious sweets Patishapta pitha with a coconut jaggery filling and rosh bora are my favourite.
What is Rosh Bora?
Rosh bora is a traditional Bengali sweet that is made with urad dal fritters that are flavoured with fennel seeds and soaked in thin and light sugar syrup or nolen gur (date palm jaggery) syrup.
Look at those soft juicy and sweet urad dal lentil bora. Its is
What are the ingredients used for making Bengali Rosh bora recipe?
Very few and pantry loving ingredients are used to make this deeeeelicious rosh bora. Lets check out the list.
- Urad Dal/ Kolai Dal
- Fennel seeds
- Sugar/ Nolen gur
- Oil for frying
How to make Bengali Rosh bora pitha?
This is one of the simplest Bengali dessert ever. The dal is saoked over night or at least 8 hours before making into a fine paste. Then add lightly crushed fennel seeds and mix the batter well for few minutes until light and fluffy. Heat oil for deep frying the fritters. Meanwhile make the syrup with sugar or jaggery and keep it warm. Start by frying the fritters and fry until golden brown. Then add the warm fritters in the hot boiling syrup and boil for 2 minutes. Take it off the heat and keep it covered for 1 hour for the fritters to soak up the syrup.
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Rosh Bora (Bengali Sankranti Special Sweet)
Rosh Bora | Bengali Sankranti
- Large bowl
- deep large saucepan
- deep frying pan
- mixer grinder
To make Urad Dal Bora/Fritters
- 1 cup Urad Dal soaked over night or upto 8 hours
- 1 tsp Fennel seeds
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Oil for deep frying
To make Sugar/Nolen gur Syrup
- 350 grams Sugar / Jaggery
- 3-4 cups Water
- 2 Green Cardamom
Making the daler bora
- Drain the water from the soaked dal.
- Then add the urad dal to a mixer grinder and sprinkle some water. Ground it into a fine paste.
- Roughly pound the fennel seeds in a pestle motor.
- Then add it to the batter.
- Now with a fork or hand mix and whisk the batterfor 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add little water (a tsp at a time if you think the batter is too thick) an mix it well.
Make the sugar syrup
- Bring the water to a boil then sugar or jaggery along with cardamoms and boil for 10-11 minutes. Keep it warm. Bring it to a boil right before adding the fried bora.
Frying the urad dal bora/fritters
- Heat enough oil in a frying pan to deep fry the bora on medium heat. Now drop few balls of batter in the hot oil with the help of a spoon or fingers. DO not over crowd the pan.
- Fry the fritters flipping once in awhile for 5 minutes until golden brown on all sides.
- Take it off the hot oil with a skimmer and add it to a paper towel.
- Finally add the fried bora/fritters in the hot syrup and boil for 2 mins. turn off the heat and keep it covered for atleast 1 hour for the boeras to soak up the syrup.
- Serve it warm or cold.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Bengali Sankranti special Rosh bora as much as we do!
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