Ranga Aloor Pithe / Sweet Potato Dumplings

Ranga Aloor Pithe Ranga Aloor Pithe is traditional Bengali Sweet Recipe. Make a soft dough by mixing sweet potato, all purpose flour-maida, grated coconut and cardamom powder. Make round balls from that sweet potato dough and deep fry in ghee. Soak these balls in hot cardamom powder and saffron flavored sugar syrup.

  •  Prep Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Skill Level: Medium


For Balls:—-

  • Sweet Potato – 2-3 nos.
  • All Purpose Flour – 1-2 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut – 2 cup
  • Ground Cardamoms – 3-4 tbsp
  • Oil for frying –

For Sugar Syrup:— –

  • Sugar – 2 cup
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Ground Cardamom pods – 1-2 nos.
  • Few Saffron strands(soaked in 1 tbl spn warm milk) –


  • For Making Balls:—-
  • Boil the sweet potato till it is soft and mushy.
  • Peel the potato once its cool and then mash it up.
  • In a bowl, add mashed sweet potato, coconut and maida flour, make a medium-hard dough and keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into 18-20 portions and make smooth round balls by gently rolling each portion between your palms and place the balls on a plate.
  • Heat the oil on high flame in a pan, slide the balls one by one.
  • They will sink to the bottom of the pan and do not try to move them and balls must be fried very slowly under medium temperature for complete cooking.
  • For Making Sugar Syrup:—
  • The syrup should be made earlier and kept warm.
  • In a big pan, add sugar, water, 4-5 slightly crushed cardamom pods and a few strands of kesar.
  • Mix it with a spoon and heat the pot for 5-10 minutes until sugar get dissolved.
  • Do not overheat, that will caramelize the sugar.
  • Transfer hot syrup into a serving dish and keep warm on stove, add the fried potatoes balls directly into the warm syrup.
  • Serve hot or cold Ranga Aloor Pithe.
RANGA ALOOR PITHE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes
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