Ranga aloo r rosher puli pithe / Sweet potato dumplings for Sankranti
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 8
Ranga aloo r rosh pithe / sweet potato dumplings - these are stuffed with coconut sweetened with jaggery and then deep fried and dunked in light syrup.
For puli pithe / dumplings
  • Sweet potato / mishti aloo : 500 gm
  • Rice flour : 2 tbsp
  • All purpose flour : 1 tbsp
  • Salt : a small pinch
For stuffing :
  • Please refer the above given link
For syrup
  • Sugar : 1 cup
  • Water : 2 cup
  • Green cardamom : 2-3
  • Oil for deep frying
For making puli / dumplings
  1. Boil the sweet potatoes. Do not over boil and do not under boil the sweet potatoes. When boiled perfectly, the sweet potatoes will be firm, not mushy and still yield easily to masher.
  2. Over boiling the sweet potatoes will result in absorbing too much flour and will be very messy to handle.
  3. Peel the skin and mash the sweet potatoes with the hand. Make sure there are no lumps in it. Even there should not be any small or tiny lumps.
  4. Add the flour (rice and all purpose), salt and knead them together to make a smooth dough.
  5. Now pinch lemon size ball out of it, flatten it on your palm. Add two teaspoon of filling, press it evenly.
  6. Fold it like an empanada or crescent shapes. Pinch the sides with the fingers or crimp the sides with fork. Leave aside.
  7. Finish making all the dumplings.
  8. Meanwhile make the syrup by adding water and sugar. Throw in some green cardamoms. Boil it till you get one string consistency or is enough to coat the back of your spoon.
  9. Keep the syrup warm.
  10. Heat enough oil for deep frying.
  11. Depending upon the size of your vessel, add the puli / dumplings. Do not overcrowd it.
  12. Fry the both sides till you get nice golden hue.
  13. Once fried, slot them out and dunked them immediately in warm syrup.
  14. Use a wide bottom vessel to keep the sweet dish. As the puli will soak more syrup and become heavier, they will become soft also. So stacking them one above other is not good idea.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/ranga-aloo-r-rosher-puli-pithe-sweet-potato-dumplings-for-sankranti/