Tuesday, June 29, 2010
lauki ke chilke ke pakode / bottle gourd peel fritters
Lauki is very healthy and contains lot of nutritional value,its juice is useful as medicine also bottle gourd have loads of vitamins and iron ,the peel is also of same nutritional value hence it should not be thrown and used everytime.There is no need to add water in these pakodas as already lauki is high in water content and it will moisten the batter automatically,this pakodas are more or less same as lauki koftas only thing is, here i have used only the peel and not the whole lauki so have tried to make something best out of waste and was a perfect snacks in this chilled winter.Sending these pakodas to nithu's best out of waste event.
1 cup lauki/ bottle gourd /ghia/dudhi peel
1 cup besan /gram flour
2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp hing/ asafoetida pwd
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
Wash and grate lauki ,just the peel ( grate only upper green portion,remaining lauki can be used for curries or stir fries ),add in all the remaining ingredients except oil,the mixture will be little wet and will mess all ur hands but dont worry,you can add some more besan and deep fry ( no need to give any shape ) ,just drop them little little with your fingers into hot oil and deep fry in medium flame till brown in colour.Serve hot with tomato ketchup.