A delicacy of north India, hilsa is a delicious sweet dish made with rice flour and jaggery which is just awesome to taste and even quite simple to make. So let us start-
- Rice Flour – 250 gm.
- Jaggery or Gur Powder – 100 gm.
- Fennel or Saunf – 1/2 tsp.
- Vegetable Oil – for frying.
- Water – 1/2 cup.
Step 1 – Take the rice flour in a bowl. Now take half cup of water and jaggery in a kadhai and boil it together with some saunf while stirring it consistently. When 1 string thickness or consistency is got in the jaggery-water mixture turn off the gas.
Step 2 – Now add the rice flour slowly to it and keep on stirring continuously. Let it cool.
Step 3 – When it gets cooled the mixture should resemble a dough. Now make long cylindrical shapes out of it and drop it one by one into hot vegetable oil. Take care not to turn them to both sides very frequently as they can break.
Step 4 – Brown them on both sides and take them out slowly. Drain the excess oil on a tissue paper.
The dish, hilsa is ready.
Note Points:-1.The rice flour should be fresh for best results.
2.The oil must be hot when you drop the rice balls into it.
3.You can make these in any shape you want to, either round, square or cylindrical.
Do try this recipe at home and do write your suggestions and clear your doubts if you have any. This dish can be served with ice cream or had just on its own. Till then happy cooking,healthy living.