Pumpkin/ squash/ zucchini blossoms fritters or kumro phuler bora is a favorite traditional starter in Bengali cuisine. But today’s Bengali generation is slowly forgetting these delicious superb starters so I am giving the delicious version of kumro phuler bora.
Pumpkin/ squash blossoms 6 For the batter Gram flour ½ cup Rice flour 3 tbsp Suji /semolina 1 tbsp Turmeric powder 2 pinch Salt to taste Water For stuffing Boiled potato 1 mashed Roasted masala ½ tsp ( take cumin, whole garam masala, dry red chilly dry roast and make a fine powder) Green chilly 1 chopped Mustard oil 2 tsp Salt to taste Oil to fry
Methods of Cooking
First take a bowl and mix all the stuffing ingredients well with the mashed potato. Keep aside.
Wash the flower with care better soak them in a pot of water then dry gently as this flower are too soft. Now cut the bases of the flower remove the stamens, stigma, style and ovary. Now you will see a hollow pocket is made, stuff this with masala potato stuffing. Close the petals inwards. Now take another bowl mix all the batter ingredients and make a thick batter. Dip the stuffed flower in such a way so that it is well coated. Heat oil. Deep fry in a medium heat till crispy and golden brown. Now drain excess oil.Relish kumoro phuler bora with hot steamed rice or serve as snacks.
Have a close look of the pumpkin flower.
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