Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tava Fried Pumpkin Flower Fritter.

Pumpkin Flower Fritter is an old and traditional dish that goes well with South Indian Meal.

We normally have  Papads, fried pakodas or bajji as one of the side munch while having our lunch or dinner. It is nice to have these crunchy bites. Here I have prepared fritters from Pumpkin flowers.
We have put pumpkin creeper in our garden. The plant is growing very nicely but not much of buds attached to flowers. These flowers dry up soon and fall off. The idea is to use the flowers when it blossoms and have the good nutrition from the flowers.
I have used rava, rasam powder, jeera/cumin seeds and salt. No tamarind or tamarind pulp is used here.
This is one of the easy and quick dish that goes  perfect with your rice and sambar or any curry. This is one of the Udupi dish and normally done with patrode batter.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Pumpkin flowers : 6 to 8
Rava/Semolina /Sooji : Medium sized : 1/2 Cup
Rasam /Sambar Powder : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : As required
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder : A pinch
Cooking Oil : 2 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Wash and clean Pumpkin Flowers.

2. Put 2 to 3 tablespoons of medium or chiroti rava, required salt, rasam powder, turmeric powder and jeera in a big bowl.

3. Add required water and prepare batter. ( Idli  batter consistency).

4. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add a tablespoon of oil.
5. Dip flower pieces in rava batter and place them on the tava. Sprinkle some oil on the top and cover.

6. Cook on medium and low flame. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.

7. Pumpkin flower fritter is ready to serve.

Note :

Let the batter be bit thick, like idli batter. Adding more rasam powder/chilli powder/sambar powder is optional. Adding more oil while cooking is optional. I have used red pumpkin flowers. You can use Ash gourd flowers also.
Time : 10 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.
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