Sanoli's Kitchen: RASS BORA - AN EASTERN INDIAN DELICACY

Monday, January 14, 2013

RASS BORA - AN EASTERN INDIAN DELICACY


'Makar Sankranti' is one of the auspicious occassion for all Hindus and celebrating all parts of India. So today I celebrated this Sankranti with delightful 'RASS BORA'.

In Bengal, every year a big mela 'Ganga Sagar Mela' held in Ganga Sagar and 'Pithe Puli' (sweet-savory dumplings) made in every house. All members of the family eating these pithe puli by sitting together. Rass bora is easy to make and very delicious dessert which is flavored with date jaggery. So, enjoy this Makar Sankranti with this highly seasoned flovory sweet dish.

INGREDIENTS:
1 Cup Black Gram Lentils - skinless (urad dal)
1 tsp Fennel seeds (crushed)
1/2 tsp freshly gounded Black Pepper
2-3 Cardamoms (crushed)
1 Bay Leaf
Date Molasses
400 gm Date Molasses
2&1/2 Cup Water
1/2 tsp Salt
Oil for Frying

METHOD:
Soak urad dal overnight. Drain water from it.

Grind urad dal with minimum water to make a smooth paste. Set it aside.

Heat molasses with water. Add cardamoms and bay leaf in it.

Boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Now syrup is ready. Remove from heat.


Add salt, crushed fennel seeds and black pepper into the batter of urad dal. Beat nicely.

Heat enough oil in a wok. Oil must be steaming hot.

Slowly drop few small vadas in it.

Fry till both sides turn golden brown. Remove from oil.

Add the vadas in warm syrup.

Follow the same process for the rest of the vadas.

Keep it as it is for 4-6 hours, so that all vadas will absorb syrup nicely. Syrup thickens when cooled, so don't boil it again.

Serve as a yummy dessert. Enjoy!!!

Linking to: Cook Like a Celebrity Chef - 3
Linking to: Makar Sankranti 

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21 comments:

  1. Sooper delicious recipe... Very new to me. Bookmarked!

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  2. Dear Sanoli
    How are you? Very nice presentation ! I take note of usung black pepper in future.
    Going to Odisha tomorrow ..hope friend's wife will make many Pithes.
    Bhalo theko

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  3. Nice to know this Bengali sweet. Happy Sankranti

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  4. looks sooo delicious n yummy!!

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  5. this looks totally new to me
    almost like vadas r in sweet syrup

    and what is date molasses

    btw can u pls remove the captcha

    i cant see also clearly hv to do it few times to see some legible words

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  6. First time read this recipe in your blog .....Looks delicious.

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  7. Nice Sanoli... Rass Vada looks yumm and Tasty too... Amar eta khete daroon lage...Mone hochhe akhon pele khub bhalo hoto... ;P

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  8. Interesting Sano..looks too good :)

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  9. Would love a bite. Looks juicy n yum

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  10. tempting dear.. delectable n delicious..

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  11. looks delicious and fabulous dear..
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com/

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  12. Fantastic and Delicious looking recipe...

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  13. I havent tried this before. Very interesting dear.

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  14. Very new dish for me,lovely dish.

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  15. Beautiful and am sure delicious....

    cheers,
    d

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  16. These look so delicious in that wonderful syrup! Would love to taste them!

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  17. delicious...looks tempting
    Thanks for sharing with the event

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