Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ridgegourd bhajis/ Peerkangai bhajis

Many of you must have tried bhajis with different vegetables like potato, onion,brinjal or plantain. How about ridge gourd for a change ? This veggie is a little sweet by nature and it turns really soft when fried like this. It's a great evening snack and one medium size ridge gourd can be finished just like that when prepared this way. It can be served with any chutney of your choice or can skip all the work and serve it with ketchup like me. Enjoy!!!

Ingredients:
ridgegourd- 1 medium size
besan flour- 1 cup
rice flour- 1/4 up
salt- as reqd
chilli powder- 1 tsp
cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
hing- 1/4 tsp
water- 1/2 cup

Procedure:
Scrap off the skin from ridgegourd and cut into medium size rounds. Combine the rest of the ingredients well. First mix the dry ingredients evenly and then add water. The batter should be a little thick. Heat oil in kadai. Dip the vegetable one by one and drop it in the hot oil. Turn after a few minutes and remove when you get a nice golden color.

Here is another snap for all of you.



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. I haven't eaten indian food in years, but some of your recipes, inspired me to try them out.

Thanks for sharing.

Mansi Desai said...

Aah!! the Forever Favourites!!!:)

Raaga said...

lovely... peerkangai bajjis :-)

Suganya said...

Wow! Bhajjis are all puffed up and looking good :)

Latha Narasimhan said...

I too make bajjis with a variety of vegetables Kribha!:)) You have stacked them so beautifully! THe plate is inviting!:))

Rajitha said...

kribha...yummy! looks soo good...i feel like making bajjis too ;)

SHANTI BHANU said...

oh god those bhajis r too good..u have a nice blog

Asha said...

Cool!! Looks yum! My mom fries Brinjal rounds too.I love the soft inside and crisp outside Bajjis! Good one Kribha:)

Richa said...

i want to have a few for my breakfast now :)

priar's, said...

Hi kribha,
I tried ur chicken chalna....
hmmmm....yummy i was literally licking the plate.Thanks for sharing.Ridgegourd bhajji seems new to me i will surely try and give my feedback.

Happy cook said...

As you wrote in your post i've done with onions, potato etc.... but never with ridgeground.
They look delicious

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow.....The bajjis looks beautiful Kribha :-)

Padma said...

Never thought of using ridge gourd for bhajjis, sounds great!

Sia said...

my amma would make this when we had bumper crop of ridge gourd from garden... have u tried it with spicy mint+chilli chuteny? tastes awesome... :)

Bharathy said...

Those lovely and crispy peerkai bhajis would have tasted awesome esp when hot!...:D..Love em..

Laavanya said...

Peerkangai Bajjis are a lovely idea. Have never tried those but they look very nice.

remya said...

hot n crispy peerkai bhajji wow!!! lovely snack.u hav anice blog..

remya said...

hot n crispy bhajjis wow!!!! lovely snack kripa...just love them....

Roopa said...

looks yum :) love them

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,what to say,the dish you hav posted is all time favourite for our family,we love bajjies and we love peerkangai too!!But I have never tried this!Great idea khribha,and the way you have made is Perfect!Thanx for sharing the idea.....:))

Superchef said...

bhajjis are my all time fav esp during the rainy season with a cup of hot elaichi tea :)

swapna susarla said...

Very creative kribha!!looks lovely!

Kribha said...

Hi anonymous,
I was so thrilled to read your comment. You made my day. So, what are the dishes you tried? Please come back for more and do leave your valuable feedback. It means a lot.

Hi Mansi, Raaga and suganya,
Thanks you dears for all your lovely comments. I'm a baji lover too. Glad you all liked it.

Hi Latha ma,
I'm so happy that you liked it and thanks for your nice comment.

Hi Rajitha,
I'm happy that my plate tempted you to try it. As you know, this is such an easy snack that can be made really fast. So, go ahead and make some today.

Hi shanti,
it's so nice to have you here. Glad you liked the bajis and the blog. Please keep visiting.

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear. I love brinjal baji's too. Actually, I was supposed to do brinjal baji's only. At the last minute I found that brinjals turned bad. I didn't want to disappoint B. So, I ended up in this.

Hi Richa,
Baji's for breakfast....I'm with you. There is no particular time to eat your favorites.

Hi Priar's ,
I'm sooo happy that you liked the chalna. It's really very nice of you to try it and give me your feedback. Do try these baji's too. I'm sure you will like this one.

Hi HC,
It's true. Many people do not know that ridge gourd is so good for bhajis. I learnt this from my SIL. Try it sometime. I'm sure you will like it.

Hi Sirisha,
Thanks dear. I'm happy that you liked it.

Hi Padma,
I was also a little hesitant to do this when I first heard it from my SIL. But, I'm glad that I did it. Do give it a try some. You will know what I'm talking about.

Kribha said...

Hi Sia,
That was so nice to hear. You are so lucky. I've never tried it with mint chutney. Gotta do it soon. You made my mouth water just thinking about the combo.

Hi Bharathy,
It's true. My hubby Bharathi gobbled up almost everything. I got to eat only 3 or 4 out of the 26 I made.

Hi Lavanya,
It is really good. You must try to believe it. Thanks for your nice comments.

Hi Remya,
Thank you so much dear. You are very kind. I'm glad you liked it.

Hi Roopa,
Thanks dear. I'm happy that you liked it.

Hi Raks,
That's so nice of you to say that. I'm so glad that you liked it. Do give it a try soon.

Hi superchef,
That's true. Can't beat that combo. I love it too.

Kribha said...

Hi Swapna,
Thanks dear. I'm happy that you liked it.

USHA said...

Hi Kribha,

First thanks for your information in my blog..i have corrected it..

Hey this seems to be new for me,,,but really good choice....particularly i missed to put comment on your before post...the kizhaghu frying on pan really takes me to my home...
I remember very well my mom frying in kitchen on fridays with sambar rice....as fridays are viradha naal..most of the time plaintain or karunai fry would be cooked

Kribha said...

Hi Usha,
Checked your post again and saw that it's working fine. Thanks for the recipe.
Also, thanks for your sweet comment on mine. I'm glad that you liked it and was reminded of your mom. Try out those bhajis some time. It is a really nice variation from the usual stuff.

Sharmi said...

never heard of this. looks so good! I missed so many posts of yours. I realized that my google reader did not have your blog updated.

Kribha said...

Hi Sharmi,
That's ok dear. I'm glad to have you anytime. Glad that you liked the bhajis. Do try it sometime. You will like it. I was also not so sure about this until I tried it.