Wednesday, 14 May 2014

"Til Narkel er Bora"(Sesame Coconut Fritters)

Thakur Barir"Bhajibhuji"!(Snacks from Tagores' Kitchen!)
Pragya Sundari Devi was the second daughter of Maharshi Debendranath Tagore's third son Hemendranath Tagore & a niece of Rabindranath Tagore. 
She was the wife of Lakshminath Bezbaroa was a great Assamese personality and celebrated pioneer of modern Assamese literature.
Pragya Sundari was the first to write a cookbook in bangla named 'Aamish O Niramish Aahar' in three volumes which became immensely popular.The third volume is about various pickles.Over 2500 recipes are documented in these books by her grand daughter Mrs. Ira Ghosh.
She also used to edit a monthly magazine named 'Punya'.
I am sharing her recipe of "Til Narkel er Bora"(Sesame Coconut Fritters)

"Til Narkel Er Bora"
1 cup Freshly grated coconut
4 tbsp Sesame seeds
One Red chilli paste
1 tbsp(or little more) Rice powder
Oil for frying

Make a coarse paste of coconut & sesame seeds with one tsp of water.
Mix with chilli paste,salt & rice powder.
Make "bora" or tikki from the paste.
Heat oil.
Fry the bora/fritters till they become light brown & crispy.
Serve with steamed rice & dal.

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