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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lau chopa bara / pakoda

Cooking Time Required: 10-15 mins
Cost of Preparation: 15-20 Rupees

Ingredients: Lau chopa ( bottle gourd peels, 1 cup ), besan ( gram flour , 1 cup ), onion ( 1 small ), jeera-lanka powder ( 1/3 tsp ), curry powder ( 1/5 tsp ), green chillis ( 1-2 nos ), finely cut coriander leaves ( 2 tsp ), oil for deep frying, salt, baking powder ( 1 pinch ).

Preparatiion: Wash the peels and cut into thin strips.

Take the besan, curry powder, jeera-lanka powder , baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl along with a little amount of water. The paste should be of a thick consistency.

Add the finely cut lau peels, green chilli, coriander leaves and onions to the paste and mix well.

Cooking: Heat the oil in a wok.

Shape the paste into small balls and add to the wok in batches . Fry till the balls turn a uniform golden brown on all sides .

Remove from the wok and keep on a blotting paper.

Serve hot as a snack with tomato sauce.

Bottle Gourd


  1. Yummy and crispy pakodas looks soooo tempting..

  2. Glad to see one more blog with authentic odiya recipes. I am home sick .... gr8 recipes.




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