Make some delicious Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters – a traditional Bengali recipe. Join Debasish On the Foodpath to make Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora – a super snack and a great side dish.
Ours was a staunch non-vegetarian household where every day in our childhood a fish dish was a must at lunch. Mutton was a rule on Sundays. There was no exception in that routine. Chicken had no entry, nor even the chicken eggs. In such a household strict vegetarian meal were cooked only during the Durga Puja, Vasant Panchami and Kojagori Lakshmi Puja. Sometimes if we found vegetarian only dishes prepared at lunch, we used to ask Ma – Is there any puja today? Such was our childhood.
But, one vegetarian dish I always look around for was a fritter which Ma used to prepare in a jiffy whenever I asked for. That was Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora (Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters). This was something which I preferred over many favourite non-veg dishes, and sometimes I used to finish up my lunch having only rice, lentil soup (Musurir dal) and a plateful of these Boras.
Today, I am sharing Ma’s Posto Chhoriye Alu Narkoler Bora (Potato Coconut and Poppy Seeds Fritters). Since my in-laws are from Kolkata, their Postor Bora is characteristically different for which Posto is ground and the Boras are shallow-fried.
Serve these fritters as it is as snack. One may enjoy these crispy fritters over a drink of choice. But, I always recreate my childhood foodie-self having these fritters with dal-bhat meal with a squeeze of Gondhoraj Lebu.
Friends, enjoy every bite of these simple but extraordinarily tasty Boras. I am sure you will thank me for this dish.
Happy cooking nostalgic family recipes.
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