Narkol Poshto Bora

Narkol Poshto Bora are Bengali style coconut and poppy seeds fritters. The fritters are sold in the hotels and restaurants at a high price because of the addition of poppy seeds.I was amazed to read in Ashcooking recipe they a plate of eight bora would cost them around 200 INR as poppy seeds are a little expensive in India. However making them at home wouldn’t be so expensive and you can enjoy as many as you want to.

At first I was skeptical about the taste of coconut and poppy seeds fritters and even made another dish Nimki for the alphabet. But after trying them I just fell in love with the taste of these fritters.They tasted so flavorful and nutty  and we all enjoyed them as our tea time snack.The serving suggestion are  supposed to be with  dal,khichuri or non veg curry  or any mealbut I enjoyed them with regular ketchup and a cup of tea.I f youy want to surprise your family or guest with some unique flavors do try these crispy and yummy narkol poshto bor.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 14
Dish-Narkol Poshto Bora


1 cup coconut,grated
2 green chillies,chopped
1 onion,chopped
1/2 cup poppy seeds+more to toss
2 tablespoon rice flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
oil for frying
water as required


Soak poppy seeds in enough water for 2-3 hours or microwave to make the process easier.
Make a paste of the poppy seeds in blender.
In a mixing bowl add coconut,plain flour,rice flour,onion,chilli,salt and sugar.Stir and add in the poppy seeds paste.
Mix until everything is combined well.Make small lemon sized balls from the mixture.
Press the balls in between palms to flatten them.Toss them in poppy seeds
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan.
Deep fry them,few at a time until golden and crispy from both sides.
Drain on paper towel.
Serve hot with tea or with meal.

Enjoy !!

Serve-4 Cooking time-25 minutes

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Best regards,

Sapana Behl

14 comments on “Narkol Poshto Bora”

  1. What an interesting and tempting snack. When I saw coconut and poppy seeds in the title, I expected a dessert. ☺

  2. These fritters are terribly tempting, bookmarking.

  3. Bora looks so flaky and with both coconut and poppy seeds, it must have been so flavourful..

  4. Srivalli says:

    Those surely make a great snack..very different combo right..good one..

  5. Pavani N says:

    Very interesting fritters with coconut and poppy seeds. They look yummy!!

  6. Usha says:

    Poppy seeds in pakoda is interesting and pictures are inviting.

  7. Such an interesting snack,looks delicious..

  8. Perfect tea time snack. Seems like coconut is the hero of the day

  9. These crispy beauties makes me drool, feel like munching some.

  10. The fritters are really tempting. Love the texture. Bookmarked:)

  11. Wow! the presentation makes this an even more sinful snack!

  12. Im amazed to see how much of poppy seed is used in Bengali cooking. Lovely fritters Sapana!!

  13. so sad how expensive poppy seeds are in India as this is such a basic item here – but it is quite common in Bengali cooking – these look so tasty

  14. That is loaded with poppy seeds. I have never used beyond couple of tablespoons of poppy in my cooking. Lovely recipe!

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