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Boorelu

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Boorelu is a traditional Andhra sweet dish that is made with a filling of chickpea and jaggery. This dish is more popular during Sankranthi festival; however, it is symbolic of a festive occasion and some people like to make it even during other festivals including Diwali.
Ingredients
For batter:
  Black gram 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), soaked for 3 to 4 hours
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), soaked for 3 to 4 hours
  Salt To Taste
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 250 Milliliter (For deep frying)
For filling
  Chickpea 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar/Grated jaggery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY:
1. Drain and wash the soaked black gram and rice and grind to a fine paste. If required, add a little water. The consistency of the batter should be that of a dosa batter. Add a pinch of salt to the batter and mix well. Keep the batter aside.
2. Cook the chickpeas with about 2 to 3 cups of water. Ensure that the lentil does not turn soft, but is just cooked. Drain the water and keep aside. Mash the cooked chickpea along with sugar (jaggery) with the help of a masher.
3. Cook the mashed lentil sugar mixture in a thick base dish till the mixture turns thick. Keep stirring continuously to ensure the mixture does not get burnt.
4. Cool the cooked lentil mixture and form even sized small balls with it.

MAKING:
5. Heat oil in a kadai on a low flame till the oil is ready for frying the sweet dumplings. Dip each lentil ball in the batter and ensure it is coated well and drop into the hot oil. About 4 to 5 dumplings can be fried at a time, but do not over crowd the oil.
6. Fry the dumplings on all sides, till they are golden brown. Continue this process with all the dumplings.

SERVING:
7. Serve the boorelu hot and they can also be cooled and stored in an airtight container for a few days.

Things You Will Need
Thick Base Dish (to cook the chickpea)
Deep Kadai
Spatula
Grinder
Masher
Tissue Lined Plate

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Andhra
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Fried
Occasion: 
Diwali
Restriction: 
Vegan
Ingredient: 
Chickpea
Interest: 
Traditional
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Story
Andhra cuisine is popular for many dishes, from main course to desserts and Boore is one such sweet dumpling that is prepared in almost all Andhra homes. I have always lived in a locality filled with Andhra people who used to prepare many traditional dishes during various festivals. Boorelu was one of the permanent dishes on their festival menu. Check out this recipe for its preparation.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 230 Calories from Fat 29

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g5.1%

Saturated Fat 0.43 g2.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 40.3 mg1.7%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18.2%

Sugars 18.6 g

Protein 6 g12.4%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 1.2%

Calcium 6.4% Iron 7.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Boorelu Recipe