Lauki ka Pakora-Crispy Bottle Gourd Fritters-Ghiya Bhajiya
Preparation Time-20 minutes
- Lauki/ bottle gourd-1 (small and thin)
- Gram Flour-1 cup
- Rice flour-1/2 cup
- Garlic(crushed/paste)-10 to 12/ 1 tbsp
- Turmeric powder-1/3 tsp
- Red chilli powder-1/2 tsp
- Cumin powder-1/3 tsp
- Coriander powder-1/3 tsp
- Black pepper powder-1/4 tsp
- Garam masala powder-1/3 tsp
- Cooking oil for fry
- Salt to taste
- Peel the bottle gourd/ lauki and cut into round slices.
- In a bowl: add gram flour, rice flour, spices, salt and crushed garlic, mix it.
- Add little water, mix it well to make smooth thick batter.
- Heat oil in a pan to deep fry the pakora.
- Coat the lauki/ bottle gourd slices with the prepared batter and gently put it in the hot oil one by one.
- Fry the pakora from both side till it turns golden brown.
- Take out on the kitchen towel to absorb extra oil from it.
- Serve hot with green chutney.