A ridge gourd , also commonly known as Turai or Turiya or Dodka (in Marathi) is a well beloved in India.
Its hard skin is peeled off and chopped and cooked as desired.But do you know you can also have this veggie as snacks.
Check out this soft yet crunchy Turai ke pakore(fritters) recipe.
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Servings : 4
4 medium size (turai)ridge gourd
2 cups besan/gram flour
½ tsp red chili powder
¼ tsp garam masala powder
a pinch of asafoetida powder
a pinch of turmeric powder or haldi
a pinch of baking soda or baking powder (optional)
water – add as required to make a thick flowing batter
oil for deep frying or shallow frying the pakoras
1 tsp chaat masala to sprinkle from above
Directions || How to make Turai ke Pakoda
Peel and cut ridge gourd lengthwise on all four sides, cutting around the stem, seeds, and ribs. With a sharp knife,
remove any remaining rib. Slice it as desired.
Mix turai, gram flour, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, turmeric powder,soda, salt and hing.
Add sufficient water to make thick batter.
Heat oil in a kadai. Drop pieces of turai one by one in oil and deep fry the pieces till all pieces turn crisp and cooked.
Drain on an absorbent paper. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or mint chutney.