Sorakaya appalu/ bottle gourd patties

This is one of my fav snack, which my mom and my aunt used to make often. Never tried making these before marriage as my aunt used to make them when ever I was craving for them. She even sent these to Mumbai where I was living post marriage. Used to miss these appalu after coming to USA. My mom made sure to make these appalu when I visited India. As its Navratri time now, am making different types of naivedyam each day. Today made these appalu and they turned out so well just like my mom's and aunt's. Here goes the recipe for u all...........

We need:

Rice flour 3 cups
Grated sorakaya/ bottle gourd( without seeds) 1cup
Green chilli paste 2sps
Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 sp
Chopped curry leaves 3sps
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds 2sps
Cumin seeds 2sps
Salt to taste
Bicarbonate soda 1/4 sp
Oil for deep frying


Grate sorakaya/ bottle gourd and add rice flour, salt, chopped curry leaves, cilantro, chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, soda, sesame and cumin seeds.
Mix them well and add little water at atime to make a dough.
Should not be too smooth, it has to be as ur chapathi dough.
Heat oil in pan and make small balls with this dough.
Take greased plastic sheet and place one ball on it and press gently with ur hands.
Grease ur hands too and press them very thinly and drop each of these into the oil.
Fry till golden brown and remove.
Should not fry too long or till crisp.
These appalu are not meant to be eaten crispy, have to be little soft.
These can be stored in air tight container for upto 10days.


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sushma said...

Thanku soo much MS. Chitchat.

maha said...

yummy...nice n easy to make