Bassela Blossom Fritters

Bassela Blossom Fritters
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 5-6
Basella is a actually Malabar Spinach fruit and flower, an Indian Asian climbing plant - Indian Spinach, that loves to grow in tropical and hot weather . The plant is used for cooking in Indian Cuisine as sabzi and pakora but here it is deep fried in crispy batter to include in regular snack menu. These are delicious, just pick the thin steam for frying and not the thick ones. This herb is loaded with calcium and pottasium and very effective as antiviral, laxative and diuretic. Perfect to serve with Lentil/ Dal recipes, and yes as one healthy evening snack.
  • 400 grams Basella Blossom
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Gram Flour
  • 1 cup Corn Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • ¾th teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼th pinch of Soda powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  1. To make the fritters firstly pick only thin steam blossom, wash and dry it.
  2. Sprinkle some chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt with blossoms in a big bowl.
  3. Take a mixing glass bowl and mix well the dry ingredients gram flour, corn flour, cumin, baking powder, chilli powder, soda and then add little water to make semi thick consistency with no lumps formed.
  4. Heat a frying pan with enough oil to fry in medium to low flame.
  5. Dip each blossom in batter and fry for a minute, then drain on paper towel.
  6. Finish the whole batch and serve hot with tomato ketchup.


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