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Kantola/Teasel gourd pakodas Bengali style

Jun-20-2016
Shobha Keshwani
30 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Kantola/Teasel gourd pakodas Bengali style RECIPE

This is a Bengali recipe of stuffed kantola fritters or pakodas. Few days ago I came to know this recipe from a dear friend Tanushree Bhowmik.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Frying
  • Snacks

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Kantola / teasel gourd 6 (or as needed)
  2. Gram flour / besan 1 cup
  3. Rice flour 2 tbsps
  4. Poppy seeds 2 tbsps
  5. Green chillies 1
  6. mustard seeds 1 tsp
  7. Dessicated coconut 1 tbsp
  8. Cream or yogurt 1 tbsp
  9. sugar 1/4 tsp
  10. turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  11. salt to taste
  12. Baking powder a pinch
  13. Carom seeds / ajwain 1/2 tsp
  14. Oil to fry (preferably mustard oil)

Instructions

  1. Wash the teasel gourds and scrape the outer skin.
  2. Cut them into half length wise.
  3. Steam them for 10 -12 minutes. Let them cool.
  4. Scoop out the middle seed portion with a spoon. Do not discard it as it will be used in the stuffing.
  5. Grind the poppy seeds, mustard seeds, green chilli and dessicated coconut to a smooth paste using a little water.
  6. Heat a little oil in a small pan and saute the ground paste,scooped out portion of the gourd adding the cream or yogurt and a little salt.
  7. Stuff the steamed gourd halves with this mixture. Set aside.
  8. In a bowl mix the gram flour, rice flour, turmeric powder, baking powder, carom seeds and salt. Make a thick batter adding water carefully as needed.
  9. Heat oil for deep frying. Coat the gourds with the prepared batter and fry them to a golden brown colour. These can be served as a snack on its own or with dal.

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Maithili Thangkhiew
Jun-21-2016
Maithili Thangkhiew   Jun-21-2016

Amazing recipe, thanks for sharing :)

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