Monday, March 22, 2010

Pumpkin Fritters / Poosinika Vadai

pumpkin fritters final

I am a person who believes in "eat little when you are hungry every time". So I would prefer 5-6 half meals than just 3 square meals a day. I keep munching yummy stuff when ever I feel hungry. The quantity and quality of food matter when it comes to this kind of eating habit.

So here is a really interesting fried snack made out of pumpkin, for one to enjoy in the evenings. Believe me, its not oily and is absolutely lite and easy to digest snack. Adding a vegetable to a fritter makes it healthy as well. :) They are so soft and yummy.

This has been in my drafts for long and now here it is for you all. :)

Pumpkin fritters

Ingredients:

Par-boiled rice - 2 cups
Pumpkin diced- 1 cup
Coconut - 2 tbl sp
Tamarind paste - 1 tblsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp
Red Chillies - 7
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - for taste
Curry leaves
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

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Method:

Soak the par-boiled rice in hot water for 2 hours. Now grind pumpkin pieces, coconut, red chilies, tamarind paste, asafoetida, salt and jaggery together into a thick paste in a mixie without adding water.

Now strain the rice and grind it along with the above paste using grinder into a thick and smooth batter. Do not add water at all. Once done transfer the batter to a bowl lined with a thick cloth. Now tie the cloth and keep it aside for 15 min till the cloth absorbs all the moisture from the batter.

Add a spn of oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add this to the above batter along with finely chopped curry leaves and mix well.

Now roll lemon sized balls from the batter and press in between two greased plastic sheets to make a flat round of 3mm thickness. Make a hole in the center with your finger. Gradually remove it from the sheet and deep fry it oil, roasting it on both sides. Do not over roast. The vadai should be really soft. Now place them on tissue to remove excess oil.

Serve it hot with raw onions. Yummy Pumpkin vadai is ready to eat. :)

Enjoy making. :)

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And here is my first Give away that I was happy to receive from Priya Dharshini of Priya's Feast. This was a giveaway for winning her Diwali contest. :) Thanks a lot Priya, I am loving the gifts. :)

Priya give away
It was the most delicious Hershey's chocolates, a lovely recipe album and a cute basket :)


Written by: Nithya

54 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Wonderful n yummy recipe.. Awesome presentatin..

Please collect your award from my blog.. thank you.. :)


Cheers,
Hari Chandana

Latha said...

Pumpkin vadai looks crunchy and yummy!!! Beautiful clicks.

Aruna Manikandan said...

Vadai sounds very interesting and very crispy..
Awesome clicks...
Lovely gifts :-)

Kairali sisters said...

Vadas with pumpkin..Interesting..great presentation nits...

Love
Kairali sisters

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pumpkin fritters looks so crunchy...Awesome clicks ...
Deepa
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

nice vadai and Excellent presentation...good job.

Trendsetters said...

very crunchy n yummy looking

PriyaRaj said...

Mudiyala pa ...unga creativity ya parka 2 eyes poothathu dear ...kalaketeinga pa....Awesome ,fantastic,extra-ordinary clicks....Keep rocking

Vrinda said...

Fritters looks delish...never tried with pumpkins

Sarah Naveen said...

Cute presentation...Fritters looks so perfect and yummy!!

shanthi said...

Sounds different and interesting

Padma said...

Looks crunchy and yummy Nithya. Nice clicks.

Pedhakka said...

Interesting recipe ... will try this !!!

Aparna S Mallya said...

I have used pumpkin in several dishes but have never fried them. sounds good.

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Nice innovative recipe.......love the colour too.Congrats!!!!!!!!

Pavithra said...

Pulla vadai is looks so yummy nithya.. my best favorite vadai. My mouthwaters looks so tempting.

Priya said...

Pumpkin vadai looks crunchy and awesome, very interesting fritters..

AdukalaVishesham said...

pumpkin fritters.. looks very appealing..btw love the presentation with the lil J.I.Joes..we would like to pass on the Sunshine award, please stop by to collect it.

Anu said...

Vadai sounds very intresting.. Crispy and yummy.... Nice presentation..

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so crispy...
Lovely gifts..

Nithya said...

hey buddies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! are the pics so misleading???????? The fritter is suppose to be really soft and not crispy. :( and is my excessive use of snack again misleading to the usual "thattai" instead of "vadai"??? :(

Pavithra said...

as usual presentation rocks !!

This is very unique nithi ...

Jagruti said...

Yummy and delicious vadai..intresting and tasty!!

kitchen queen said...

lovely new and an innovative recipe.the vadais look very tempting and inviting.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the pumpkin fritters dear. Very new to me. Yes, a healthy indulgence.Congrats on your gift basket. Lovely!

RV said...

This looks very innovative and so is your photography.

SnacksGiving said...

Looks very crispy and yummy indeed. I completely agree..there has to be something around for munching all day!

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy recipe Nithya!

Aparna said...

wonderful presentation & snack

Cooking with Laura said...

Wow so glad to have found your blog, I am your new follower. I invite you to visit my blog too, I am new at blogging.

Laura

jeyashrisuresh said...

poosaniai vadai quite a new recipe..And as usual awesome cllics.will try it soon.

Kanchan said...

This is new to me.. and loved the snap where you clicked the other fritters through the one you are holding !

Parita said...

This is something very new to me, i usually use pumpkin only for making stir fry veggie out of it never tried fritters :)
Congrats on winning the Diwali contest :)

Rekha shoban said...

cute presentation...interesting and new pumpkin fritters

Priya said...

Vada luks perfect snack... i am happy i gave the prize before the next diwali arrives..

PriyaVaasu said...

Yummy and healthy vadai and what a click!!!! Beautiful!!! I liked the Vadikul Vadai Photo!!!!

Krishnaveni said...

simply superb. great recipe

Tina said...

Wow...its new to me..Looks so cute and lovely...

Vani said...

Fritters look delish, N. Loved the bowl from the gobi post.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Those vadais are looking so cute first of all,and sounds good too! COngrats on winning the give aways !

Divya Kudua said...

I've never seen something as interesting as this..pumpkin in a fritter..sounds delicious..:)

San!!! said...

Fritters are looking amazing nits,the pics are so adorable.This recipe is new to me,have n't tried more recipes with pumpkin.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

looks so yummy and crispy:)

Nisha said...

Sounds interesting. Congratulations for the win and gift.

Krishnaveni said...

Please collect your award from my blog

PriyaRaj said...

pls collect ur award from my blog dear

FoodLovers said...

nice click from u as usual Nithya ..
looks delicious dear

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks more like thatai...epdi iruntha am sure they wud be a great snacky for teatime!

BeenaShylesh said...

an award waiting for u in my blog..

Soma Pradhan said...

Wow Ultra yummy....

Pam said...

They look so good.

shahana said...

wow! fritters with pumpkin(which is my favorite )?Never heard it before...nice presentation as well.Bookmarking recipe..

Taste of Beirut said...

what a wonderful-looking and tasty fritter! I would love to eat it and am going to have to make it soon!

Bo said...

Those look fantastic!

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