Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Pumpkin Fritters / Kumror Telebhaja

Ratha Yatra or Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannatha is a very famous festival which occurs during monsoon (July-August). This festival is celebrated mostly in eastern part of India (West Bengal, Orissa). It is believed that on this day Lord Jagannatha with his brother Balaram and sister Shubhadra goes on his aunt's place (Masi r bari) travelling on grand chariots.

This year Ratha Yatra was celebrated on 10th July. The day took me back to my childhood, where me, my sister along with other friends used to make and decorate a chariot. We used to take lot of time to decorate it with perfection. Though it never became so perfect but we used to spend lot of time and used to get a chance to ignore our studies :). Then in the evening we used to pull the chariot and visit the whole colony. It was so much fun and full of excitement. During Ratha Yatra there will be a mela (Fair) for sure with lot of stalls. The foremost food of this festival is Papad bhaja ,varieties of telebhaja (Indian Snack Items) and Jalebi. Today I am sharing the recipe of one desi snack item which is also famous during this festival. This is just a token for my those childhood days, I wish I could go back to those old days!! Here is the quick recipe of  Pumpkin Fritters/ Kumror Telebhaja.

Pumpkin Fritters/Kumror Telebhaja


Pumpkin pieces - rectangular shape, thin pieces 6 nos
Gram Flour (Besan) - 2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1/3 teaspoon
Black salt - a pinch
Mustard oil/ Refined oil

Procedure (How to make Pumpkin Fritters / Kumror Telebhaja)

Cut the pumpkin into rectangular shaped thin pieces. Now take gram flour in a bowl and add salt and chilli powder. Make a thick consistency batter by adding water into it. Heat oil in a wok and add a spoonful of oil into batter. Now dip the pumpkin pieces into batter and deep fry them. Take out from oil when both the side become golden brown. Sprinkle black salt and serve them as snacks.


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  2. Lovely fritters..Thnx 4 linking it 2 my event :

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  4. Lovely fritters with a twist.. Loved it !

  5. haven't tried fritters using pumpkin. so innovative.
    Thanks for Sharing this in WTML EVENT

  6. This is just perfect for the monsoon...


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