Durga Puja festivities have begun and it's time to revel in all things celebratory. From massive pandals to delectable bhog and thalis, Durga Puja highlights grandeur at its peak. It is a festival to feast on irresistible traditional delicacies from Bengal, which include kosha mangsho, labra, shukto, beguni, fish curry and payesh. Whether you are a foodie or not, the festival of Durga Puja is sure to get you drooling over a host of dishes that the decorative pandals have to offer.
Bengali sweets are quite well known across the country and beyond. Be it the sugar-dipped roshogullas, delightful shondesh or the comforting mishti doi, one can never get enough of Bengali desserts. And, while Bengali desserts in a popular notion would only be limited to a handful of desserts, you'll be surprised to know how much more it has to offer. One such Bengali dessert that isn't as common but is just too delicious to miss out on is, Rosh Boda or Roshoboda.
A simple recipe with a handful of ingredients, rosh boda is basically a dessert made on festivals such as Poush Sankrant and Durga Puja. These are crispy urad dal fritters soaked in sugar syrup, which are perfect for tea-time snack, especially during the festive season of Durga Puja. It is just like the regular vada that we prepare for dahi vada or medhu vada, except that these are dipped in sugar syrup.
Here, we have a delicious recipe of rosh boda shared by famous YouTube blogger Ananya Banerjee on her channel 'Chef Ananya Banerjee'. It is a step-by-step recipe of preparing these little sugary delights at home. In her recipe, Ananya has taken soaked urad dal to make a paste with salt, pepper powder and fennel. She makes bodas or vadas out of the paste, cooked in hot oil. She dips them into the chashni made with jhola gur and water until the vadas absorb it all. The recipe is super easy to prepare quickly at home. So, get down to making rosh boda at home this Durga Puja festival and impress your guests with your culinary skills.