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%Komola Bhog

Kamala bhog aka Komolabhog


  • Author: Debjani Chatterjee
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 20 Kamalabhog 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Kamalabhog is a signature Bengali orange flavored dessert which is a distant cousin of Roshogolla and first cousin of Rajbhog!


Ingredients

Scale

To make the Syrup:

  • 300g Sugar (2 Cups)
  • 2-3 drops Orange Essence
  • A few drops Food color (Orange)
  • 1 cup Orange Juice (optional)
  • 1 Tsp. Orange Zest (optional)
  • A few strands Saffron

To make Komolabhog dough:

  • 300g Chana (without moisture)
  • 4 Tbsp. Semolina
  • 2 Tbsp. All-purpose Flour
  • 2-3 drops Essence
  • A few drops Food color (orange)
  • A few strands Saffron

To make the stuffing:

  • 1/4 cup Khowa/ dried milk
  • 1/4 Tsp. Powdered sugar
  • 1 drop Orange essence

Instructions

Kamala Bhog recipe

  1. Take the chana without moisture. To make sure, take the chana/ paneer in a cheesecloth and place a weight over it and keep the weight for 1 hour.
  2. Mash the chana using your fingers and knead after adding the all-purpose flour, semolina, saffron, and also the color and essence until the mixture is smooth.
  3. There should not be any lump.
  4. Divide the mixture into 20 parts and keep those aside.
  5. Meanwhile, crumble the Khowa and mix it with the essence and also the sugar powder.
  6. Make minuscule 20 balls out of this mixture.
  7. Now stuff the Kamalabhog balls with the khowa ball.
  8. using your palm smooth each ball.
  9. Check that there is no crack on the balls.
  10. Take 4 cups of water along with 1 cup orange juice in a deep bottom pan and start boiling it after adding the zest.
  11. If not using the juice add one more cup of water.
  12. Once the mixture starts boiling, switch the flame off and strain to remove the zest and impurities if any.
  13. Now add sugar and keep boiling unless the sugar dissolves.
  14. Add all the balls in one go.
  15. Keep the flame on the higher side and cove the pan with a lid.
  16. Without opening the lid cook for 10 minutes in flame.
  17. After 10 minutes, open the lid, and a cup full of water.
  18. Keep the flame on the lower side and cook for 20 minutes.
  19. Add saffron at this point.
  20. In between add water to keep the syrup light.
  21. It may take a few more minutes to cook the Kamalabhog.
  22. Once ready the kamalabhog will float over the syrup and will have bt=right orange color.
  23. Switch the flame off and serve it in room temperature.

Notes

  1. The chana should not be moist. If you are using homemade chana place the weight over it for more than an hour. The same is applicable for store-bought chana as well.
  2. Measure the Chana, not the milk.
  3. Use the orange essence in the dough as well as in the syrup. By doing that you will skip the moisture from the orange.
  4. Orange zest is must though.
  5. For every 100g chana/ paneer without moisture, you need 1/2 Tbsp. Semolina.
  6. While making the syrup, you may add orange juice or whole orange. If adding orange juice, replace an equal amount of water.
  7. Orange food color to be used in the dough as well as in the syrup.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: Bengali

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 50g
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 21.1g
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 3.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Kamala bhog recipe, orange rasgulla recipe, komola bhog recipe, debjanir rannaghar

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