Aug 27, 2013

Tal'er Bora (Asian Palm Fruit Fritters)

Tomorrow, on the eve of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Thus it is evident that Janmashtami is celebrated in every Hindu family in India with great passion and honour. Not only the Temples but even at their respective home devotees observes the birth day of Lord Krishna. A celebration just cannot be complete without a sweet treat. Especially the Bengalis commemorate this day by preparing various sweet dishes like 'Malpua', 'Tal er Bora', 'Tal er Kheer' etc. 

Taler Bora is one of the famous Bengali homemade sweets. The 'Tal or Asian Palm' fruit is available in the monsoon seasons; so in Bengali homes Taler Bora  is prepared on Janmashtami day and offered to Lord Krishna as bhog (offering made to the Gods), "Tal er bora kheye Nondo Nache re!!" are famous lines in Bangla that roughly translate means " Lord Krishna dances in hapiness as He pops Palm Fritters. in His mouth!!" My mother and mother-in-law will always religiously make different sweet dishes out of this palm fruit during this season. I learnt this recipe from my mother and the taste of this fritters are scrumptious...

Happy Janmashtami to all my blogger friends and my readers also.......

Ingredients : 

Tal / Asian palm fruit pulp : 2 cups 
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Semolina - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt - a pinch
Canola oil for deep frying

Method :

Firstly, take out the top portion. Now split out the ripened fibrous outer layer of the palm fruit. 

Take out the pulp of the fruit using the help of grater in a big bowl.

Mix all together and rest the mixture for 15-20 minutes.

Heat oil in a kadai or deep frying pan. Then make a small ball from the mixture and fry till golden brown. Soak the excess oil in tissue paper.

Gorgeous, Flavorful and Divine tasting Tal'er Bora is ready......

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