RANGA ALOOR PULI or Sweet Potato Jamoons - a (not at all) easy sweet for Deepawali!
Dibs wanted to treat us and our cousins here at Sydney, to a traditional Bengali dinner party. Though I have savoured Bengali food at her in-laws’ home at Calcutta, I have never tried cooking any Bengali dishes till now. When Dibs planned for a traditional dinner consisting of 16 dishes, I was very excited. Here was a chance to learn to cook new dishes from my daughter.
learnt that Ranga Aloor Puli or the Stuffed Sweet Potato Jamoon is one of the many traditional sweets prepared on auspicious occasions in a Bengali household. When Dibs briefed me about the sweet, I confidently offered to prepare it all by myself one day prior to the dinner. She shared with me the recipe link of her very good Bengali friend, Indira Mukherjee, who is an accomplished cook (among many other talents), and is a familiar face in Bengali TV channels with her recipes.
Fresh grated coconut – 1 cup
Sugar – 1 cupGhee – 1 tbspCardamom powder – 1 pinch
|Fat Sweet Potatoes!|
|Stubborn and uncooked in the centre!|
|Shell mixture with too much ghee!|
|Mash filling on Mash shell!!|
|Rolling like dice with palm open - but gently!!!|
|Phew! Ready for the fridge!|
|Burnt or Disintegrated - so sad! (Ignore potatos - they for another dish!)|
|Finally getting somewhere on a low flame!|
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP
What we will do better next time:
|Yum Yum YUM!|