Dudh Puli is a classic Bengali delicacy that has been popular among the households in Bangladesh over the years. It is mostly prepared during the winter months to entertain the guests with a traditional taste bud. You can also follow this easy-to-prepare recipe to make your family members happy.
• 2 cups desiccated coconut, unsweetened
• 3/4 cup condensed milk
• 1 cup milk
• 2-3 small cardamoms
• 2-3 cinnamon stick, 1 inch each
• 2 cups rice flour
• 1 cup water
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 4 cups milk
• 1 cup sugar
Steps to make coconut filling
• Mix coconut, condensed milk and regular milk on a nonstick pan. The mixture will be semi sticky but not runny.
• Add cardamom and cinnamon.
• Turn on stove and stir constantly until the mixture becomes slightly sticky.
Steps to make dumplings
• Boil water. Add salt.
• Turn off stove and add rice flour to boiling water to form a firm but soft dough. The dough should bounce back if you press with a finger. Adjust flour accordingly.
• Knead well for about 5 minutes.
• Take part of the dough and roll it out as thick as a tortilla.
• Cut out circles with a cookie cutter.
• Place a small amount of coconut filling on each circle.
• Brush the edges and seal tightly to form a crescent (semi-circular) shape.
Steps to cook dumplings
• Boil 4 cups milk, cinnamon and cardamom together in a non-stick pan.
• Add sugar and dissolve in the boiling milk.
• Add the dumplings and cook for about 30-45 minutes in medium-low heat or until dumplings are cooked.
• You can add more condensed milk if you have a sweet tooth. Condensed milk can be substituted for regular whole milk and sugar or jaggery.