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how to make gahana bori
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How to make gahana bori from scratch?

Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • Piping bag with thin tip.


  • 2 cups split black gram/urad/biuli dal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • canola or vegetable oil for deep frying


  • Soak the lentils in water for at least 12 hours.
  • Drain water from soaked dal and make a fine paste using little or no water.*
  • Beat the lentil paste and salt in a large bowl until the mixture is light and fluffy. To test if the mixture is ready, take a spoonful of the paste and drop it in a bowl of water. It is ready if it floats.
  • Fill a piping bag with the paste.
  • Sprinkle poppy seeds on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Follow the video instructions below to pipe the gahana boris.**


*Piping will be impossible if the lentil paste is runny.
**Make sure that the patterns are not too delicate and that the edges are thick enough so they don't break while frying.