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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

'For Little Tummies'-Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini Fritters

What to make for snack? Everyday the same question....and have to meet the following criterion-must be healthy and nutritious, easy to digest, must appeal to 'E's eyes, tasty,easy to pick up with his little fingers etc etc.Last evening remembered the 'ghosavalyachi bhaji/fritters' my mom made @ home in Pune. Vegetable resembling ghosavala....ummmm..ummm...tadah!....Zucchini! And luckily had a zucchini in the fridge,so tried this out.Came out really well....and appealed to my little 'E' who by the way gets his 'picky eater' genes from 'M'.I served it with Ketchup...coz....anything dippable in Ketchup...is 'yummy' (As E thinks)!
1 medium Zucchini cut into thin rounds
1/2 cup besan/gram flour
1tbsp rice flour
1/8 tsp owa seeds/ajwain seeds
Oil to fry
salt,chili powder,turmeric,asafoetida powder to taste.
1) Mix besan,rice flour,turmeric,salt,owa seeds,chili powder etc together.Add water and make into smooth paste.Not to watery nor too thick.Must coat the zucchini well.
2)Dip each zucchini round into the batter and fry in heated oil till golden brown and crisp.
3) Serve with ketchup/mint chutney.
4) Enjoy hot!