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Recipes of Night Jasmine | Shewali phulor byonjon


    Durga puja brings together the joy and happiness in every Indians' life. Durga puja also brings new beauty to the mother nature. The night jasmine flowers blossom during this season and brings a purity to the atmosphere. Night jasmine flowers bloom at night and fall down in the morning. I remember,  during childhood I always picked those flowers in the morning.  With some I played and some I give to my mother to dry on sun.


Night jasmine or Coral jasmine is called Shewali phul in Assamese. These flowers are widely used in Assamese Cuisine and yes these flowers are edible. Its new leaves are coated in a batter and deep fried in  oil and used as a recipe. Bor / pokoras can also be made from these flowers. A Khar recipe also can be made. My mother used to make a khar recipe using broken rice and night jasmine flowers, which is very tasty.  Dry flowers are used to make fish curry. I have a bottle of dry night jasmine flower, but I was forgotten about it. Last thursday my mother-in-law bought me few night jasmine flowers. I was so happy looking at those flowers. In a busy day to day life I was forgotten about night jasmine . It reminds me of my childhood.  After how many years I am actually holding these flowers in my hands.  The taste of these flowers is little bitter. The raw flowers are much bitter than dry ones. As my husband is a diabetic patient,  it is good for him. I made a instant recipe out of those night jasmine flowers given to me by my mother-in-law. As we don't have a night jasmine flower tree at our house garden, we don't get chance to eat these flowers as a dish. So today I am sharing some recipes of night jasmine flowers.

The recipe of Stir fried night jasmine flowers with potato :


Ingredients:
• 1 big potato
• 1 bowl of night jasmine flowers
• 1 small onion finely chopped
• 1/3 tbsp turmeric powder
• 2 green chillies finely chopped
• 2 tbsp oil
&
• Salt to taste

Method:
Peel potatoto and make small pieces.

In a pan heat oil. Add chopped onions. Fry until golden brown. Add turmeric powder. Add choppped green chillies and potato pieces.  Add salt. Stir and fry until potatoes cooked.

 Just before removing from heat add night jasmine flowers.  Mix well with potatoes.  Remove from heat. Server hot with rice as a side dish.


The recipe of Fish curry with dry night jasmine flowers


Dry night jasmine flowers 


Ingredients:
• 100 gms of tiny small fishes
• 1/2 cup dry night jasmine flowers
• 5-6 garlic cloves finely chppped
 • 2-3 green chillies chopped
•™1 tbsp khar (optional)
• 2-3 tbsp oil
&
• Salt to taste


Method:
Clean and wash fishes. Rub with salt and turmeric.  In a pan heat oil. Fry fishes and drain and keep aside .

 In the remaining oil add chopped garlic cloves.  Fry until colour changes. Add green chillies and dry night jasmine flowers. Add salt and 1 cup of water.  Bring to boil.

Add fried fishes.

Add khar.

Cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Serve with rice.

Shewali phulor khar:




Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup sun dried night jasmine flowers
 • 2 tbsp cooked rice
• 1 tbsp khar ( kolkhar/ banana khar)
• 1/2 tbsp mustard oil
• 2 cups of water
&
• Salt to taste

Method:
In a pan boil 2 cups of water.  Add sun dried night jasmine flowers and cooked rice. Bring to boil. Add 1 tbsp khar and cook till water reduced 1/3rd.

Remove from heat. Add raw 1/2 tbsp mustard oil.

Serve as a starter with boiled rice.


* My father used to make another khar recipe from dry night jasmine flowers with fish head which I'll share later. 

Comments

  1. Sounds tasty, I did not have the chance to. Try it

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  2. Awesome recipe, great result Thanks for sharing it!

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