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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ranga Aloor Nikhunti (রাঙা আলুর নিঁখুতি)

  Red Potatoes (রাঙা আলু ) are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin B6 and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C and dietary fibres. It is widely used today because of its anti carcinogenic properties.
Here is a very simple recipe with Red Potatoes. This is a sweet called Nikhunti(নিঁখুতি), a typical fried sweet dish that is widely used in West Bengal
. In Bengal people also call it Ranga Aloor Puli.(রাঙা আলুর পুলি )

  • Red Potatoes (medium size)-6
  • Suji- 2 tsp
  • Maida- 4 tsp
  • Rice Flour- 2tsp
  • Khoya- 4 tbsp [ you can make it by dehydrating 2 cups of milk ]
  • Baking Powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Black Cardamom -crushed
  • Ghee- 2 tsp
  • Sugar Syrup [made by boiling 1 cup sugar in a cup of water and cooled ]
  • Refined oil for frying


  • Boil the red potatoes in a pressure cooker for  2 minutes only. Open the lid of the pressure cooker to avoid melting of the potatoes as they are very soft once boiled.
  • Peel of the skin of the boiled red potatoes and mash them.
  • Meanwhile make the thick Sugar Syrup and let it cool. 
  • Take a platter and place all the ingredients except the oil and the sugar syrup along with the bolied red potatoes and mash them together. Make small Nikhunti(নিঁখুতি) ( it is having a special shape as shown in the picture). Roll theNikhunti(নিঁখুতি) on a dash of extra flour and refrigerate for half an hour. 
  • Fry them in hot refiend oil and place into the sugar syrup. You can sprinkle a little more ghee from top and also some Rose Water ( optional)
Nikhunti(নিঁখুতি) is lip-smacking and is very good to taste if served HOT!

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Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Indira
Havent eaten this during last 4 decades! Did not get a chance to pick up the recipe from Maa. I shall make a try soon...for the old time shake.
Very nice indeed.
Bhalo theko

indira mukerjee (ইন্দিরা মুখার্জি) said...

it is very easy to prepare.... baniye bolben kamon holo...