Friday, March 30, 2012

Dudhi Pakodas / Bottle gourd Fritters


The Final i.e Day Seven of Blogging Marathon finds us with Dudhi Pakodas or Bottle gourd Fritters.

As we all know by now that Blogging Marathon is a brilliant and novel initiative started by the fantastic Srivalli and it is now in its 14th Edition... 


The idea of dudhi pakodas came quite suddenly. During lunch one day while chatting with my niece and nephew, I realised that they hated dudhi in any and every form and would never touch it with a barge pool.However, when we prepared Dudhi Kofta Curry, the kids ate it happily without knowing that the star ingredient was the dreaded Dudhi / Bottle gourd.
Not only that while frying the dudhi koftas, the kids began eating them like pakodas and needless to say ensured that some of us adults had to be satisfied with eating only Curry that day without the koftas :)))
So, I decided to prepare dudhi pakodas specially for them again and I added my own twist ..mint.. giving it slightly different but wonderful favor...


Dudhi Pakodas / Bottle Gourd Fritters :






Ingredients :
Dudhi (bottle gourd) - 1 kg
Besan / gram flour - 1 cup
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 7/8 cloves
Coriander leaves - few
Mint leaves - few
Curry leaves - few
Green chillies - 2 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt - as per taste
Sugar - pinch
Oil - 1 teaspoon and also for frying
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin powder - 1/2 teaspoon


Method :
1) Peel the skin of dudhi / bottle gourd and finely grate it.
2) Squeeze the dudhi and drain all the water.
3) Take dudhi in a large bowl and add besan / gram flour slowly to this till you get good consistency.
4) Grind green chillies, coriander leaves, curry leaves, mint leaves, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic together and make a fine paste.
5) Add this paste to the dudhi mixture and mix thoroughly.
6) Heat one teaspoon of oil and add in this mixture.
7) Add salt, turmeric powder and sugar and mix well.
6) Heat some oil in a heavy bottom pan (kadhai) for frying.
7) Make round balls of dudhi mixture and deep fry them in oil on medium flame.


Dudhi Pakodas / bottlegourd fritters are ready to be savored.
These are specially approved by my niece and nephew.


Sending this to Srivalli's Kid's Delight, guest hosted by me themed on Easy to Make Snacks under30 mins......  




Do check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing Blogging Marathon#14........  

18 comments:

Jayanthi said...

I love dudhi kofta curry for sure, the pakodas look awesome and the story is very similar even at our house.

Srivalli said...

Love all types of deep fried stuff!..good to have you running the BM.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Yum I made koftas a few times with doodhi. love the flavor!

Chef Mireille said...

who doesn't like a good pakoda?

Jayashree said...

Pakodas with dudhi is a very novel idea.

vaishali sabnani said...

These are a regular feature at home...but with gravy..yes even I add mint..try using whole coriander seeds instead of pwd..u will be amazed at the difference..nice click!!

Suma Gandlur said...

What a great idea. Never tried pakodas with doodhi.

Rasi said...

that a nice twist..

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the mad said...

What they do not know will not hurt the kids. I make these too.Love them.

maha said...

1st time here..nice blog.....u done this pakodas perfectly.
Maha

The Pumpkin Farm said...

Rujuta, this is lovely recipe and am so glad to see the picture..you should take much more pictures to represent your dishes :). also glad to know where you hail from...i visit it often these days..would love to catch up with u some day

Preeti Garg said...

we made this with gravy for main course spl...love this


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PJ said...

Nice way to make kids eat veggies. Looks very crunchy...

Recipe World said...

its my first time in your lovely blog..
Dudhi Pakodas looks great and its a great idea..Will try next time.. :)

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Unknown said...

Hi,
I am contacting You on behalf of BhojanTime.com as You are a food blogger. Kindly confirm whether You are based in Pune. Accordingly, we want to provide You with a free tasting of our service.

Please do get in touch with me on my email address which is prashant@bhojantime.com

regards,

Prashant Karandikar.

Unknown said...

Hi,
I am contacting You on behalf of BhojanTime.com as You are a food blogger. Kindly confirm whether You are based in Pune. Accordingly, we want to provide You with a free tasting of our service.

Please do get in touch with me on my email address which is prashant@bhojantime.com

regards,

Prashant Karandikar.