Chana-Pauroti Doi Bora

    Chana-Pauroti Doi Bora

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    About this recipe: This is quite a unique recipe for Doi Bora as it is usually made it dal. However, I use chana ( a milk based ingredient) and pauroti ( bread) along with chana dal to make the boras. The boras taste sweeter than the usual dal based boras. You can try out the recipe for Bengali New Year or just as an afternoon snack to share with friends and family.

    Taniya_Rahman Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Ingredients

    • 3 big slices of bread
    • water as needed
    • 1/2 cup of chana
    • salt as needed
    • 1 teaspoon of green chili paste
    • 2 tablespoons of mint leaf paste or pudina pata paste
    • a pinch of baking powder
    • soybean oil for deep frying
    • ½ cup of plain Greek yoghurt
    • ½ cup of plain sweet yoghurt ( mishti doi or mitha dahi)
    • 1 tablespoon of tamarind extract
    • 1 teaspoon of toasted cumin that have been grounded into a powder
    • ½ teaspoon of red chili flakes
    • 1 teaspoon of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of black salt or bit namak ( bit lobon)

    Directions

    1. Cut the edges of the bread pieces. Soak the pieces in water quickly and mash them well in a bowl.
    2. Add the chana, salt, a little bit of the green chili and mint leaf paste and baking powder with the bread pieces. Mix well and make medium sized balls.
    3. Heat a frying pan with oil. Fry the balls until they turn golden brown.
    4. Now carefully place the fried balls in the lukewarm water and squeeze the water out- be careful to not bread the ball shape though. Transfer these balls on to a serving bowl.
    5. Pour the mishti doi all over the balls or “boda/bora”.
    6. Garnish with mint leaves.

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