Ranga Aloor Pithe / Sweet Potato Dumplings
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
- 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.