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Kolar Bora (Bengali Banana Fritters)

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Kolar Bora aka Bengali Banana Fritter is a crispy sweet snack/ dessert prepared with ripe bananas.

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • Paka Kola/ Ripe Banana: 2-3 (depending on the size of the banana)
  • Scrapped Coconut: 1 cup
  • Atta/ Whole-wheat Flour: 1 Cup (and some extra to make the consistency right)
  • Rice Flour: 2 Tbsp.
  • Gur/ Jaggery: 1 Cup (grated)
  • Salt: 1/4 Tsp.
  • Oil: for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Mash bananas using a masher or your hands. It is better to use over-ripe bananas to make bora.
  2. Add scrapped coconut, whole wheat four and rice flour and also salt to the lump-free banana mash.
  3. Add Jaggery as well.
  4. Mix to make a thick batter.
  5. If the batter turns out to be slimy add some more wheat flour to adjust the consistency.
  6. Heat oil in a pan.
  7. Once properly heated, keep the flame on the lower side.
  8. Now pour a dollop of the batter using a spoon or your fingers.
  9. You can fry 5-6 fritters per batch depending on the size of the pan.
  10. Fry the Bora from both sides until it is crisp and deep brown in color.
  11. Strain from the oil and place over tissue paper to soak excess oil
  12. Serve the Fritters in room temperature instead of hot as it consists of jaggery.
  13. You may store the fritters in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Notes

You may use sugar instead of Jaggery.
I do not like to flavor the fritters with cardamom or other flavoring agents as I prefer the natural aroma of Banana and jaggery in my Kolar Bora. You may for sure add some cardamom powder if you wish to.

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