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Bengali Kolar Bora
- Duration: 20 minutes
- Serves: 2 to 4 people
As banana is sweet already, you must remember to regulate the sugar quantity in the recipe accordingly.
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Kolar Bora is a tea¬-time snack. ‘Kolar’ means ‘banana’ and ‘Bora’ means ‘pakora’. These banana pakoras are the preferred Bengali delicacy during the Janmashtami and Makar Sankranti festival holidays.
- Ripe banana (kela) (2)
- Rice flour (1 cup)
- Refined wheat flour (maida) (1 tbsp)
- Milk powder (2 tbsp)
- Sugar powder (½ cup)
- Cinnamon (dalchini) powder (1 tsp)
- Baking powder (½ tsp)
- Oil (for frying)
- Peel the ripe bananas and mash them in a bowl.
- Then, add in the sugar powder and mix well with a spatula.
- Next, add in the maida, milk powder, cinnamon powder and baking powder and mix well again.
- Make lemon-sized balls of the dough and keep aside.
- Heat oil in a kadhai and gently plop in 5 to 6 dough balls at a time.
- Fry on medium-to-low heat till the Boras have begun to change their colour to dark brown. Transfer onto a kitchen towel to drain out any excess oil.
- Serve with hot tea, or add on honey and serve as dessert.