We all love to have pakoda or fry in not-so-hot evenings. In Bangalore, most of the weekend evenings, when I have lovely company & weather is little cool or rainy, my brain gets stuffed with fried ideas. Anything, stuffed or fried, always goes very well with a cup of hot coffee. What you say!
Here is one of my stuffed pakoda, which you can enjoy with pudina chutney, tomato sauce or hot coco.
Snake gourd 1 medium
Fish (big) 100gm, cleaned-fried-bone out-mashed
Onion 2 cups, very finely chopped
Chilli 2, chopped
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1tsp
Coriander powder 1tsp
Cumin powder 1tsp
Chilly powder 1/2tsp
1. Remove skin of snake gourd, cut lengthwise into 2 pieces, then make pieces of 2inches (breathwise) from each half. Scoop out the seeds so that a boat like shape is formed for the filling.
2. Heat 1tbs oil and saute onion for 1/2 min. Add the chopped chilli and fry for a few seconds. Add the mashed fish and cook for 2 more minutes. Add salt and masala powders (coriander, cumin & chilly). Cook for 1-2mins. Stuffing is ready.
3. Fill each piece with the filling.
4. Mix besan, salt, turmeric powder with water to form a smooth batter. Dip each stuffed Bottle gourd pieces in the batter & fry in hot oil,in a pan.
Linking to JCO: I M Well Stuffed!