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Kumurar Bor | Ash Gourd Fritters

We can make tasty fritters from ash gourd. Ash gourd fritters can be served as a snack or as a side dish or meal accompaniment to an Indian meal.

Ash gourd (কোমোৰা) also known as white gourd or wax gourd is a fruit native to South and Southeast Asia. In Assamese it is called kumura. The immature fruit has a fuzzy coating of fine hair. When become mature, the fruit loses its hairs and develops a waxy coating which gives the fruit a longer shelf life. The fruit has thick white flesh which is used as a vegetable. There are different types of ash gourd find in Assam. One of the type is called 'hil Kumbra',  which is cooked with duck meat and which is one of the signature recipes of Assamese cuisine.

Today I'm going to share a simple recipe of ash gourd fritters. Ash gourd fritters can be served as a snack or as a side dish or meal accompaniment to an Indian meal.

Kumurar Bor | Ash Gourd Fritters 


We can make tasty fritters from ash gourd. Ash gourd fritters can be served as a snack or as a side dish or meal accompaniment to an Indian meal.

📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 15 minutes 
🕞Total : 20 minutes


INGREDIENTS:
  •  A small piece of ash gourd 
  •  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

METHOD:

  1. While choosing ash gourd for fritters, choose an immature ash gourd that has thick white flesh. Remove it's skin and cut into thin slices. 
  2. In a skillet boil the thin slices of ash gourd by adding a pinch of salt for 5-6 minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat. Drain and keep aside. 
  4. For batter take a bowl. Add chickpea flour+rice flour+cumin powder+coriander powder+red chilli powder+salt.
  5. Add water as required.  Mix them properly.  Don't make it too thick or too thin.
  6. Now in a pan heat oil. Dip the slices of ash gourd one by one into the batter. Fry them in oil till golden brown or till the fritters become crispy.  Drain, and serve hot.
  7. Serve as a snack with tea or as a meal accompaniment to an Indian meal. 

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