Bottle gourd fritters/Lauki pakoda
Bottle gourd /lauki/doodhi is a summer special vegetable,according to Ayurveda lauki is very cooling in nature, a good diuretic,easy to digest and is anti-bilious. As it has a good amount of water in it so combat excessive thirst in diabetic patients and balance electrolyte in the body
So its advised to use bottlegourd/lauki on everyday basis through out the summer. lauki is very mild and blend in taste so I have seen many people avoid eating lauki due to this reason ,but there are so many ways to include it in your diet.you can make sweets ,snacks ,curry ,snacks with this healthy humble vegetable.
I have posted – Lauki moong daal subzi , Lauki tamatar ki subzi both are very mild and is cooked with the use of minimal fat but taste very good , Doodhi yakhni is a specialty from kashmir and is a rich curry to serve for a special occasion and a simple and delicious dessert – Lauki ka halwa , Lauki ki kheer and a cooling dip lauki ka raita
Today I am posting a simple but delicious snack made with lauki- lauki pakoda. This is very easy and quick snack which you can make any time and is a nice recipe to feed your fussy kids who refuse to eat lauki, and you can also make these fritters for your kids lunch box .T
the dipping better is made with gram flour/besan and few indian spices like we made for most of the fritters/pakora,then peeled and slices bottle gourd pieces are dipped in the batter and deep fried in hot oil.