Kakrol Pur (Stuffed Teasel Gourd)

Ingredients

  1. 5 teasel gourds
  2. 1 tbsp each of yellow and black mustard seeds, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  3. 1 green chilli
  4. 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
  5. 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  6. 1/3 cup rice flour
  7. 1/8 cup semolina
  8. 1 tsp nigella seeds
  9. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  10. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Oil for frying

Method –

  1. Wash the teasel gourds.
  2. Cut both the ends and scrape off the skin
  3. Cut them lengthwise into 2 pieces
  4. Heat water in a pan
  5. Add 1/2 tsp salt
  6. Add the teasel gourds into the pan and cook covered on high heat for 2 minutes
  7. Drain the teasel gourds and refresh them in cold water
  8. With the spoon, scoop out the inner part of the teasel gourds
  9. Remove the hard seeds
  10. Blend the inner part of the gourds, mustard seeds, green chilli and 1/3 tsp of salt to a fine paste
  11. Remove the paste into a bowl and add the freshly grated coconut
  12. Mix well
  13. Fill up the empty teasel gourds with this mixture
  14. Make a batter with flours, semolina, nigella seeds, salt to taste and 1/2 tsp each of turmeric and red chilli powder
  15. Add water and the batter consistency should be slightly thick and not runny
  16. Heat oil for frying in a Kadhai
  17. Dip the stuffed teasel gourds into the batter and fry on medium heat till golden brown on all sides.

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