July 31, 2007

JFI for August - CHILLIES - Spicy Bottleguard Fritters

JFI or Jihva for Ingredients is Indira's brainchild. Each month, food blogger community and other food lovers join to celebrate one Indian ingredient. Like that for the month of August, Nandita announced the great ingredient, "Chillies". Thanks Nandita. For that I prepared spicy and yummy bottleguard fritters. Here is my recipe:

Sorakaya Boorelu:
Prep time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Cuisine : Andhra

1 big tender bottleguard
2.5 cups rice flour (adjust)
5-6 green chillies (adjust)
1" piece ginger
4 garlic pods
salt as per taste
2 tbsp cumin seeds (Jeera)
2 tbsp finely chopped curry leaves
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves (optional)

1. Peel and grate the bottleguard into a big bowl and keep aside.

2. Make paste with green chillies, ginger and garlic, add to above grated bottleguard.

3. Add salt, cumin seeds, finely chopped curry leaves and finely chopped coriander leaves, mix well with hand.

4. Now add rice flour to above mixture to form as chapati dough. Here one thing you have to remember that should not use single drop of water to mix the dough. Because when you grate the bottleguard, you can see some water quantity. Along with that water only you have to mix rice flour. For that you have add little little quantity of rice flour to grated bottleguard. Like that prepare the dough and keep aside.

5. Prepare the dough into lemon size balls, take each ball, press like poori on a wet and clean cloth.

6. Carefully remove from cloth and slowly drop in hot oil. Fry both sides till golden colour, remove and keep on a paper towels to remove excess oil.

7. Yummy anapakaya boorelu are ready to eat. These fritters will be very tasty, when you will eat hot.

Note: 1. Careful about mixing dough with grated bottleguard. Don't use single drop of water to mix the dough.

2. Adjust the green chillies according to spicy level.
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  1. yummy fritters jyothi i can imagine the taste! nice entry!

  2. I am gonna try this with zucchini.

  3. Have never heard of this, Jyothi!

  4. Hey, nice one! must try.

  5. Jyothi, very nice and a good tea time snack. Nice idea with bottle gourd. Viji

  6. Nice entry. Havent tried with bottle gourd. Thanks for the post.

  7. Excellent! I just 3 gourds from the back yard,will do this too.Thanks.Never heard of this snack before,looks yum:))

  8. AnonymousJuly 31, 2007

    I love spicy foods like this, a total hedonistic pleasure they are!

    Ari (Baking and Books)

  9. nice post Jyothi..great snack too..ur meme was very interesting esp the last point ..where i totally agree..i think all girls will..!

  10. a unique way to cook bottlegourd. looks very inviting.

  11. Hi Roopa, thanks dear

    Hi Suganya! try and let me know. I will try too. Thanks for giving a great idea.

    Hi Sra, this is my mother's speciality. She only tried on her own. From that day onwards, this is our favourite snack item. Try and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Jyothsna, try and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

  12. Thanks viji.

    Hi Seec, thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Asha, this is my mother's own recipe. Really tastes yummy. This is my favourite snack. Try it and let me know. Thanks.

    Hi Ari, welcome to my blog. Thanks for your lovely words and keep on coming.

    Hi Deena, even I will accept that last point will applicable for most of the girls. Thanks for your lovely words.

  13. Hi Bee, thanks for your lovely comments.

  14. Your bottlegourd fritters looks so crispy and tempting...I can imagine how good they must be tasting! Good entry for JFI.

  15. that is very creative and great. looks so tempting.

  16. Hi jyoti
    sorakaya boorelu ...epppudu vinaledu.EE sari try chestanu.thanku for sharing.

  17. I always thought boorelu is a sweet dish. Very creative.

  18. Jyothi,

    Nice snack with bottlegourd. Looks yummyyy!!

  19. Hi Tee,these fritters are crispy and very tasty too. Try it and let me know. Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Sharmi, thanks a lot.

    Hi Swapna, try chesi cheppandi. Thanks for dropping by.

    Thanks suma.

    Hi viji, thanks dear.

  20. I just had to tell you... I just made the most amazing pakoras. *ahhhh* Potato, zucchini & onion. I made tandoori chicken and a chicken madras and oh my goodness it was sooo good!! I think I might be getting the hang of Indian cooking! *yum yum* :0)
    Have a great week!

  21. Hi Elizabeth, happy to see your lovely words. Thanks for dropping by.

  22. Hi jyothi

    Nice to see your msg on my blog. First time at your blog..lot of collections.. Thanks

  23. hey Jyothi...idi chala bagundi...I never knew we make those fritters with sorkaya...thanks for sharing dear....

  24. Hi Vanamala, thanks for dropping by and keep on coming.

    Hi Padma, try it and let me know. Thanks a lot for your lovely comments.

  25. hey we make something similar called lauki kofta in sauce

  26. Bottleguard fritters looks crispy.....I make bottleguard roti little same but fritters is more tasty.:)

  27. Hi Dee, Please, can you tell me how to prepare that kofta's? Thanks for dropping by.

    Hi Kajal, thanks for stopping by.

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