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Rosh Bora (Lentil Dumplings in Sugar Syrup - Bengali Style)

Rosh Bora (Lentil Dumplings in Sugar Syrup - Bengali Style)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 480

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 495


Serves 4

  • 1/4 cup urad dal (split black gram), soaked overnight

  • 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds

  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 4 cups water

  • 1/8th tsp. saffron

  • 2-3 green cardamoms

  • 1 tsp. chopped dry fruits

  • 2 cups oil to deep fry


  • 01

    For the syrup, take water, cardamoms and sugar in a pan and bring it to a boil. Simmer for 8-10 minutes. Add the saffron and keep aside.

  • 02

    Grind the urad dal to a smooth paste by using very little water. Add the fennel seeds, salt, cardamom powder and baking soda. Mix everything well and beat for a while to make it fluffy.

  • 03

    Heat oil. Make small round balls out of the dal mix and deep fry them in batches till golden brown in colour. Drain and add them to the syrup.

  • 04

    Soak for a couple of hours. Garnish with the chopped nuts and serve at room temperature or chilled.



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