By : Mrs. G. Banerjee,  Calcutta

 

Kumro Phool Bhaja (Pumpkin Flower Fry)

 

-BENGALI DISH-

Ingredients:-

-20 kumro phool.
-1cup besan or chick-pea flour.
-1teaspoon oil.
-water to make besan paste.
-1/2 teaspoon posto(poppy seeds).
-1/4 teaspoon kalojeere.
-1/2 teaspoon chilli powder.
-salt to taste.
-oil for deep frying.
-a pinch of baking soda(optional).

 

 Preparation :-
  

-Pour besan in a large bowl and add 1 teaspoon oil.
-Mix thoroughly.
-Add water and make batter with a relatively thick consistency.
-Add the posto, kalojeere and chilli powder and salt and whip   batter well.
-Set aside for 1/2an hour.
-Wash the flowers well and remove the stigma from the center and drain off the water.
-Dip the flowers in the batter and deep fry them.
-Remove them until rich brown and drain extra oil on absorbed paper and serve.

 Pour the Boiled Dal in the pan.

 Cook for few minutes and serve hot.


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