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Monday, March 23, 2009

Ridge Gourd Pakoda / Heerekayi Bajji

1/2 Ridge Gourd / Heerekayi
1/2 cup Bengalgram flour/ Besan flour/ Kadle hudi
2 tsp Rice flour/ Akki hudi
Pinch of Asafoetida powder/ Hingu
Salt to taste
10 - 12 Cumin seeds/Jeerige
5 - 6 Carom seeds/ Ajwain seeds/ Oma
1/2 - 3/4 tsp Chilly powder
Pinch of Cooking Soda(Optional)

Peel the ridge gourd as shown in the picture below.
Chop it into medium thin pieces(1/4 inch) as shown in the picture below.

Add rice flour, bengal gram flour, asafoetida, cumin seeds, carom seeds, salt, cooking soda chilly powder in a vessel. Mix them well by adding sufficient amount of water. (Don't make the batter too thin.)

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Take each piece of ridge gourd, dip it in batter and deep fry it in oil.

Serve hot along with tomato ketchup.

1 comment:

SMN said...

hey one of my personal fav this is is.. i love the way ita being chewy, juicy inside..terumba dina aatu madade..

Hey hirekaayi dose first time i ate after my marriage when my atte made it liked it,,