Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Naksha Bori

Naksha Bori

These are the speciality of  Midnapore district of Bengal, but it has become very rare. Naksha Boris are made from Urid Dal paste and made in form of different shapes and designs of motifs or flowers or jewelries and are sun dried. This Bori is made in winter. To dry these boris you need sun light and dry weather. It is fried and served with hot dal and steamed rice. 

1 cup Urid dal soaked
Salt to taste
Poppy seeds to sprinkle on the plate
1/2 tsp grated Ginger ( optional )
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds ( optional ) 

Wash and soak the dal for 6 hours. Drain all water from the dal. Blend all the ingredients except poppy seeds in a mixie without any water. Make a very  fine paste. Take this paste in a big bowl. Start beating the batter vigorously. It should become very fluffy and when a drop of batter  placed on water it should float. Now to make designs pour the batter in a piping bag with writing nozzle. The designs should not be very thin as the sun will make them thinner and brittle. Take a steel plate. Sprinkle poppyseeds to cover the surface completely. Now comes the fun part, play with your creativity. Use toothpick to stop the batter coming out from the piping bag.
Once done dry them in sun for 3-4 hours and let them sit on the plate overnight. Next day if still moist again dry for 1-2 hours. Once dried keep them stored in airtight container. Fry them and serve it with dal and rice or have it just like that.....

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