Janmasthami Special ‘Taler Bora’, Sweet Delicacy Of Bengal


Taler (Palm) Bora is one of the famous Bengali sweet dishes. On the occasion of Janmasthami people made this as a Prasad. People from all over the country celebrate this day with much enthusiasm.

In this Janmasthami you can also make this at your home. This a simple dish made of Tal or Palm. Here is the simple recipe for you:

  • Ripe Tal/ Sugar Palm: 1
  • Sugar Cane Jaggery / Akher Gur: 250g
  • Coconut: 1 (medium size)
  • Whole Wheat Flour/ Atta: 2 Cup (300g)
  • Semolina/ Sooji: ½ Cup (75g)
  • Rice Flour/ Chal er Atta: ½ Cup (75g)
  • Refined Vegetable Oil: For Deep Frying
  • Grate the Coconut and keep that aside.
  • Extracting Juice from the Ripe Tal.
  • Extracting Sugar Palm Juice for taler Bora.
  • Wash the Tal thoroughly and remove the crown of the fruit by pressing inwards and remove the outer black skin from the Fruit.
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  • Now separate the fibrous Kernels (seeds) by pressing softly. Mostly One Big sized Tal has two or three Kernel inside.
  • Take some water in a bowl to sprinkle over the kernels; you may need it while separating the Juice from the kernel of Tal.
  • Grate the fibrous kernels one by one and you will get the juice separated from the fiber.
  • If required sprinkle some water on the kernel while extracting the juice.
Process Of Making The Batter:
  • Take the Juice extracted from Ripe Tal in a wok and start cooking the Juice on the medium flame for around 5-7 minutes or until the Juice changes the color a bit.
  • Switch the flame off and wait to leave it for around 5 minutes to allow the Juice cool down a bit.
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  • Now add Wheat Flour and mix vigorously and then mix Semolina, Rice Flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Add Grated Coconut and again give the mixture a good stir.
  • Finally, add Sugar Cane Jaggery (semi liquid in texture) to the mixture and mix properly.
    The batter is now ready for frying.
  • Keep a small cup of Wheat Flour handy in case you found the batter runny while making the fritters. You can add extra flour to make the batter a bit thick.
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  • Heat sufficient Oil in a Deep bottom frying Pan to deep fry the fritters.
  • Using your hand or a spoon and pour 1 Tbsp. full batter in the oil to make Taler Bora.
  • Fry around 10-15 Taler Bora at one go depending on the size of the wok.
  • In medium flame fry, Taler Bora for around 5 minutes or until the fritters turns deep brown in color.
  • Strain Taler Bora from Oil and soak the oil using tissue paper or kitchen towel.