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Bottle Gourd Fritters

We have a small farm in the outskirts of the city . We’ve just started developing it. Presently we are soil testing ( that’s what I call it…. Sounds professional , right?) , which is to say , we are planting various fruits and vegetables to see what quality and quantity we can get.

For the same reason we planted a small bottle gourd plant 6 months back.  It grows incredibly fast , and being a vine has spread over a big area now. The bottle guards that we get are totally organic and the taste is awesome!

I had no idea , one plant could give so much of the fruit! I can now write an entire blog post on ways of cooking bottle gourd….!

Last week we got a few bottle guards home, and my MIL told me about a traditional recipe called “CHOVADE” aka bottle gourd fritters !

With the rains pouring in….  fritters  have become a favourite. But these fritters were awesome……. Spicy , crispy and super hot ( straight from the fryer!)

And the trick I used with the kids…. Asked them to guess what were the fritters made of!……They had already had a handful of them before getting the answer!

BOTTLE GOURD FRITTERS RECIPE

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Bottle Gourd Fritters
Course appetizer
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course appetizer
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Take grated bottle gourd in a bowl. Add red chilli powder, ajwain, sesame seeds, green chilli, coriander and salt , and mix properly.
  2. Add besan to the mixture. Add rice flour , just enough to get a slightly thick batter. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Heat oil in a kadhai. With a spoon , scoop out a little batter at a time and fry it in hot oil, on medium flame. Remove when the fritters turn golden brown.
  4. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green coriander-mint chutney!
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