Ranga Alur Puli Pithe Recipe - Coconut Stuffed Sweet Potato Dumplings in Syrup
How to Make Ranga Alur Puli Pithe Recipe - Fried sweet potato dumplings stuffed with sweet coconut filling. A Traditional Bengali Festive dessert for Poush Sankranti / Makar Sankranthi festival.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 10 dumplings
For the Outer Layer:
- 2-3 medium sized Sweet Potatoes 1 cup when boiled and mashed
- 2 - 3 tbsp All Purpose Flour / Maida
- 1 tbsp Rice Flour
For the Stuffing:
- 1 cup Grated Fresh Coconut
- 1/2 cup Powdered Jaggery
For the Syrup:
- 6 tbsp Sugar
- 6 tbsp Jaggery powdered
- 1 1/4 cups Water
- 1/8 tsp Cardamom Powder
Combine the coconut and jaggery in a pan and let the jaggery dissolve completely.
Cook on a medium flame.
Stir continuously until you get a thick mixture.
When the mixture thickens, remove from the flame and let it cool.
Divide it into 9 – 10 equal portions and set aside.
Boil or steam the sweet potatoes until soft.
Peel and mash them until smooth.
Add the rice flour and maida to the mashed sweet potatoes and knead it well to form a smooth dough.
The dough should be soft and non-sticky.
Divide the dough into 9 – 10 equal balls and set aside.
Flatten the dough ball with your greased palm.
Place the coconut stuffing in the center.
Carefully fold the dough to form a semi-circular. Seal the edges.
Repeat with remaining dough.
Until you deep fry the stuffed dough, keep them covered to avoid drying.
To make the syrup, combine the sugar, jaggery and water in a vessel and stir until jaggery dissolves completely.
Add the cardamom powder and let it boil on a low-medium flame for 10 minutes.
Turn off the flame and keep the syrup warm.
The syrup should not be too hot or cold when you add the fried sweet potato dumplings to it.
Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
Deep fry the stuffed pulis over a medium flame until golden brown color.
Remove from the oil and immediately drop them into the warm syrup.
Let them soak in the warm syrup for 5 minutes or sometime.
Serve warm or cold.
Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1885IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg