Night flowering jasmine plant or xewali / sewali is a small tree with long hairy leaves. The flowers are fragrant and white in colour with orange-red centre. Night jasmine flowering plant is a medicinal plant. Its flowers and leaves are used to cure many diseases in Ayurveda.
Night jasmine flowers and leaves has a bitter taste. Night jasmine flowers are dried in sun and stored for later use. To know about the recipes of night jasmine flowers >click here.
For those who love bitter food items, xewali pator bor is a good choice. The night jasmine flowering leaves are dipped into a spicy batter and then deep fried in oil. You can enjoy these fritters as a snack or serve it as a side dish with rice in lunch or dinner.
Night Flowering Jasmine Leaves Fritters | Assamese Xewali Pator Bor
📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 5 minutes
🕞Total : 10 minutes
- 5-6 night jasmine flowering leaves
- 1/2 cup chickpea flour
- 1 tbsp rice flour or semolina
- 1/4 tbsp cumin powder
- 1/4 tbsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tbsp red chilli powder
- salt to taste
- oil to fry
- Wash night jasmine flowering leaves under running water and soak in salted water.
- For batter take a bowl. Add chickpea flour+rice flour+cumin powder+coriander powder+red chilli powder+salt.
- Add water as required. Mix them properly. Don't make it too thick or too thin.
- Now in a pan heat oil. Dip the night jasmine flowering leaves one by one into the batter. Fry them in oil till golden brown or till the fritters become crispy. Drain, and serve hot.
- Don't serve once the fritters become cold, because it'll lost its crispness.