Masala Lady Finger and Ivy Gourd Fritters

MASALA LADYFINGER AND IVY GOURD FRITTERS

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. It is the rainy season here as you all will be knowing and if anyone is craving for hot fritters to have as an evening snack one can make these and relish them well. Though I don’t use to make fritters often at home but today I have made them on the request of my daughter.These are spicy fritters of lady fingers and ivy gourd which are easy to make and crunchy to eat.So let’s start with the recipe.

MASALA LADYFINGER FRITTERS

Ingredients:-For the Masala ladyfinger fritters-

  1. Lady Fingers-200 gms
  2. Rice Flour-50 gms
  3. Refined Flour(Maida)-3 tbsp
  4. Onion-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Egg-1
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1 tsp
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1 tbsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Water-As required
  12. Oil-For deep frying

STEPS
Steps 1

To make the ladyfinger fritters, wash and chop the veggie finely. Chop the onion and green chilies finely too.
Step 2

Take a bowl and add the chopped veggie in it. Now add rice flour, refined flour, chopped onion, and green chilies to it. Next add the spices i.e, salt, red chilly powder,garam masala, and ginger-garlic paste.
Step 3

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Now add the required amount of water to make a thick batter of coating consistency. Adjust the amount of salt and spices in it by tasting the batter before frying.

Step 4

Heat oil in a deep bottomed kadhai and drop spoonfuls of the fritter batter in it.Fry till browned and crisp. Take out on a tissue paper. Keep aside.

Our Ladyfinger Fritters are done. Serve them with ketchup or dip of your choice.
IVY GOURD FRITTERS
For the Ivy gourd fritters:-

  1. Ivy Gourd-100gms
  2. Rice Flour-20 gms
  3. Refined Flour-10 gms
  4. Onion-1
  5. Green Chillies-2
  6. Egg-1
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  9. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  10. Salt-According to taste
  11. Water-As required
  12. Oil-For deep frying

Step 1

To make the ivy gourd fritters, wash and chìýop the veggie finely. Chop the onion and green chilies too.
Step 2

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Now take a bowl and add the chopped ivy gourd, onions, and green chilies, rice flour, refined flour along with the spices, salt, red chilly powder, asafoetida,garam masala.
Step 3

Add water to make a thick batter of coating consistency and heat oil in a kadhai. When adequately hot, drop in spoonfuls of the above-made batter in it. Fry when browned and crisp. Drain out on a tissue paper. Keep aside

Our Ivy Gourd Fritters are done. Serve them with ketchup or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe and share your comments and feedback. Have a great week ahead. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

Ridge Gourd and Flaxseed Curry

RIDGE GOURD AND FLAXSEED CURRY

Hello, and welcome to my cooking corner again. In summer vegetables we find the family of gourd veggies quite frequently some of which are pointed gourd, sponge gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, ivy gourd, snake gourd, etc. We use these veggies to make various dishes in our kitchens. Today I am going to share the recipe of ‘Ridge Gourd and Flax Seed curry.’ It is a tasty, healthy, and easily made recipe that can be made from scratch and quickly. In one of my earlier posts, I have made a similar recipe using sponge gourd and flax seed curry but with slightly different ingredients. I hope you guys will like this simple and healthy preparation. So let’s start with the making—

Ingredients:-

  1. Ridge Gourd-1 kg
  2. Onions-3
  3. Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
  4. Coriander Powder-1 tsp
  5. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  6. Red Chilly Powder-1 tsp
  7. Dry Mango Powder or Lemon juice-1 tsp
  8. Salt-According to taste

For the tempering:-

  1. Paanch Phoran-1/2 tsp
  2. Asafoetida-A pinch
  3. Tejpatta-2(optional)
  4. Dry Red Chillies-2(optional)
  5. Oil-2 tbsp

For the flaxseed masala:-

  1. Flaxseed-2 tbsp
  2. Coriander seeds-1 tbsp
  3. Cumin seeds-1 tsp
  4. Bay Leaf-1
  5. Dry Red Chilly-1

STEPS

STEP 1

Wash and scrape the ridge gourd. Cut it into round pieces. Wash and chop the onions finely. To make the flaxseed masala, roast all it’s ingredients on a medium flame and grind it into a fine powder.

STEP 2

Take a wok. Add oil and the tempering ingredients in it. Let it splutter. Add the chopped onions and fry it for 5-10 minutes. Add in salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder,garam masala and fry for 1-2 minutes.

STEP 3

B612_20200719_105507_641Now add in the veggies and also some water and let it cook for ten minutes. Cover it and let it simmer.

STEP 4

When the water dries up a little add in the flaxseed masala and mix it well. Add in dry mango powder. Mix again and let it simmer on a low flame for five more minutes. You can saute it up or serve it as a curry too.

Our Ridge Gourd and Flaxseed Curry is done. Serve it with bread, rice, noodles, chapatis, etc.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week ahead everyone. Till then, healthy cooking, happy living!!!