'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.
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 Molasses400 gm Date Molasses
2&1/2 Cup Water
1/2 tsp Salt
Oil for Frying
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!!!
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