Monday, 9 June 2014

Simple yet tasty Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin slices 10-12,thin slices
Gram flour / besan 3/4 cups
Rice flour 1/2 tbsp
Cornflour:1 tbsp 
Crushed,dry roasted peanuts:1 tbsp
Whole poppy seeds 1 tsp 
Nigella seeds 1/4 tsp 
Red chilli powder:1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1 pinch
Salt to taste 
Mustard oil for deep fry (any other vegetable oil, if mustard oil is not available) 

Marinate pumpkin slices  with few pinch salt & turmeric powder. 

Take a large mixing bowl. 

Add besan, rice flour, poppy seeds, nigella seeds,chilli powder, salt to it and make a smooth and lump free batter using water little by little.

Add crushed peanuts. 

Batter should not be too thick or thin. 

Heat oil in a deep bottom pan. 

Take out 1 table spoon hot oil and mix with the batter. 

Lower the heat, once the oil comes to the smoking point, Wait for a minute and add pumpkin slices to the batter. 

Coat well with batter and add to oil and fry.

Fry them over medium heat. 

Fry them till they are crisp and nicely colored. 

Take out from oil and keep them on kitchen paper to soak the extra oil.

Serve hot with puffed rice. 

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