IVY GOURD LEAF FRITTERS
Hi everyone.Welcome to my cooking corner again. I am just back from a vacation to my mom’s place. And today’s recipe that I am going to share is Ivy Gourd Leaf Fritters. It is a classic, traditional recipe that is made in my hometown in Bihar. It is called ‘tilkora’ in my native language. It is a fancy preparation generally made on special occasions, festivals, and events when a special guest is supposed to arrive. It is a very crunchy and equally tasty dish. These leaves regulate blood sugar levels and treat diabetes. It is also useful to treat asthma, high cholesterol, and constipation. The fruit of these leaves is called ivy gourd,coccinia indica or tindora in Hindi which is used as a vegetable. I have specially brought these leaves to make this special recipe for you guys. Hope you will like it and make it sometime. This recipe is a fried one, but in my next blog, I will share a shallow fried version which will be more likable to the health freaks. So let’s start with the recipe—
- Ivy Gourd Leaves-16
- Rice Flour-250 gms
- Wheat Flour-50 gms
- Salt-According to taste
- Turmeric Powder-1 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala-1/2 tsp(optional)
- Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
- Carom Seeds-1/2 tsp
- Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying
Wash and wipe dry the leaves.
Take a bowl. Add rice flour, wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, carom seeds and make a thick batter of it with water.
Now heat oil in a thick-bottomed kadhai. Take one of the leaves and dip it in the batter. Now stick the second leaf on it. Repeat the same process till you have pasted 4 or 5 leaves making the fritter thick. Drop these fritters one by one in the hot oil. Fry till crisp and browned. Take out and drain on a tissue paper. Usually, I try to make oil-free dishes or ones which have very less oil. But this recipe is a specialty of our Mithila region in Bihar and it is a tastier, unique delicacy. So I wanted to share it with you all.
Our Ivy Gourd Leaf Fritters are done. Serve it.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!