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.
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
Soak the chira in water for 30 minutes. Drain the water out.
Mash the chira in a bowl with hand.
Mix the ginger and garlic pastes, chopped green chilies and salt to the chira.
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.
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.
Pour the mishti doi all over the balls or “boda/bora”.