Wash the bottle gourd/ lauki and then wipe it
With the help of a knife or a vegetable slicer make equal size thin round slices from the bottle gourd
In a bowl add gram flour ,chopped coriander and all the dry spices.
Add just enough water in the gram flour mixture and mix to make a medium thick batter of pouring consistency.
Whisk the batter well so the fritters puff up nicely while frying.
Now add 2 tsps of hot oil in the batter ,it helps to make the fritters crisp
Heat enough oil in a heavy and broad pan to deep fry the fritters
Dip the sliced bottle gourd/ lauki in the gram flour batter ,coat the slices well with the batter and then gently drop in hot oil.
Add few slices at a time,don't crowd the pan else they may stick with each other and neither become crisp nor they puff up properly
Deep fry on medium heat and turn side few times while frying.
Fry till they become golden from both the sides.
When done ,remove on a paper napkin to absorb all the excess oil
Serve hot with mint chutney and date tamarind chutney