Chira Doi Bora

    Chira is usually used as an ingredient to make sweet dishes. This is somewhat of a unique dish because it is sweet and spicy as well. It can be made for celebrating Bengali New Year, or just as an afternoon snack. It is delicious by itself.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 1.5 cups of chira ( flattened rice)
    • ½ tablespoon of ginger paste
    • ½ tablespoon of garlic paste
    • chopped green chilies-as preferred
    • salt as needed
    • 1/2 cup of flour and corn flour
    • soybean oil-for frying
    • a bowl of lukewarm water mixed in with a pinch of salt
    • 1/2 kg of mishti doi ( mitha dahi or sweet yoghurt)
    • a few mint leaves for garnishing


    1. Soak the chira in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water out. Mash the chira in a bowl with hand.
    2. Mix the ginger and garlic pastes, chopped green chilies and salt to the chira.
    3. Now add the flour and corn flour mixture a little at a time to act as a binding agent. Mix well and make small balls.
    4. Heat a frying pan with oil. Fry the balls until they turn golden brown. 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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