Pumpkin is peeled and sliced. A batter is prepared with besan/ gram flour. The pumpkin slices are dipped in besan batter and deep fried in oil till golden brown in color. Serve pumpkin fritters with steamed rice and ghee or as a snack.
Makes: around 10 – 15 Pumpkin Fritters.
Pumpkin 1/8th of small One
Gram Flour / Besan 1/2 Cup
Soda bi carb a Big Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying
Method of preparation:
Wash, peel and chop pumpkin into thick slices.
In a mixing bowl, mix together gram flour, soda bi carb and salt with sufficient water to make somewhat thick batter.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan on medium low heat.
Dip each pumpkin slice in gram flour batter and carefully drop it in hot oil.
Repeat the same with some more of the pumpkin slices until the surface of the frying pan is full.
Fry the slices until golden brown on both sides.
Remove the pumpkin fritters onto absorbent paper.
Repeat the same with remaining pumpkin slices.
Serve pumpkin fritters with steamed rice and ghee or as a snack
Notes: Make sure to get the besan batter right.
Suggestions: If the pumpkin fritters are hard, make sure the besan batter is not too thick. Add few drops of water to dilute the batter a little. The thicker the pumpkin slice, the more you need to cook them in oil.
Variations: You can also add few pinches of red chili powder to the besan batter.
Other Names: Pumpkin Fritters.