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Friday, 30 January 2015

Pumpkin flower fritters

                              Pumpkin flower fritters/ Mattan poo  bhajja

Serves 2


Pumpkin flowers-6
Chickpea flour/besan-1/4 cup
Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp
Onion-1 TBSP
Water as needed                        


1. Wash and clean the pumpkin flowers. Pinch off the light green leaf like structures present on the outer part of the flower. As well as pinch of the inner yellow colored tube like thing.

2. Split the flower into 2 halves.

3. In a mixing bowl add all the dry ingredients along with flower. Give it a good toss and keep aside for few minutes.

4. After 2-5 minutes just take out the flower .keep it aside

5. Now add water little by little and make a thick batter.

6. Add in the flower and coat the flowers well with the batter.

7. Keep a kadai/frying pan on the stove top, add in sufficient oil for deep frying.

8. Once the oil is hot add in the flowers one by one and deep fry them.

9. Once done transfer them onto a tissue paper so as to absorb the excess oil.

10. Serve it piping hot along with a cup of chai/tea/coffee.

11. Enjoy.. :)

           : Feel free to adjust the spices
           : You can also add pressure cooked, peeled and mashed potato along with the onions into the batter

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