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Monday, 30 January 2012

Ranga Aloor Puli.(রাঙা আলুর পুলি )

 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 typical fried sweet dish that is widely used in West Bengal during the winter season.
It's common name is  Ranga Aloor Puli.(রাঙা আলুর পুলি )


  • Red Potatoes (medium size)-6
  • Maida- 4 tsp
  • Rice Flour- 2tsp
  • Khoya- 4 tbsp [ you can make it by dehydrating 2 cups of milk ]
  • Ghee- 2 tsp
  • Sugar Syrup [made by boiling 1 cup Khejurer Gur in a cup of water and cooled ]
  • Refined oil for frying
  • Coconut (grated)
  • Khejurer Gur (Date Palm Jaggery Liquified )


The Khejurer Gur- Coconut filling
  • 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. 
  • Boil the liquified date palm jaggery (khejurer gur ) and add the grated coconut. Stir continuously until the mixture attains a consistency thick enough to be made into balls that can be stuffed into a shell  of the pithey.  (Ranga Aloor Puli রাঙা আলুর পুলি )
  • Take a platter and place all the ingredients except  coconut, khejurer gur, oil and the sugar syrup along with the bolied red potatoes and mash them together. Make a dough and cut small balls from it . Take each ball and fill it up with the coconut-khejurer gur filling and wrap it up to   make Ranga Aloor Puli.(রাঙা আলুর পুলি ) ( it is having a special shape as shown in the picture). Roll the Ranga Aloor Puli.(রাঙা আলুর পুলি ) on a dash of extra flour and rice flour and refrigerate for half an hour. 
  • Fry them in hot refiend oil and place into the sugar syrup.

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Unknown said...

Ranga aloo puli looks delicious.

Poorna Banerjee said...

agh... I now realize that I have not had enough pithe payesh during the sankranti season... :) landed up here the first time and decided I like it. If you are interested, you can check out my website too