Red Pumpkin / kaddu ki tikkie / Patties
I believe that fasting food can be fun if you use the ingredients to full potential.
I know .. I know , you all must be wondering what I am talking about . Pumpkin tikkis or Patties , Trust me once you try them , you are going to love them .
1 tbs oil
2 cups grated pumpkin / kaddu (250 grams )
1 cup boiled and grated potato
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbs chopped fresh Coriander leaves
2 tbsp water chestnut flour , buckwheat flour or any other flour used during fasting
1 tsp crushed roasted cumin
1tsp red chilli powder
rock salt or salt as required
Sesame seeds as required ( optional )
oil for shallow frying
Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan . Add cumin seeds , minced ginger , chopped chillies and sauté for a min.
Add the flour and sauté for another min or so . Make sure not to burn the flour .
Now add the red chili powder and mix well .
Add grated pumpkin and sauté until the water evaporates .
Add salt to taste .
Transfer the mixture in a bowl & allow to cool down .
Now add the grated potato and fresh chopped Coriander leaves and mix well .
Heat enough oil in a pan to shallow fry .
Divide the pumpkin,potato mixture in equal parts and shape them into round patties .
Roll them in sesame seeds if using .
Shallow fry pumpkin patties till golden brown from all the sides .
Serve hot with Coriander Mint chutney , ketchup OR dip of your choice .