Kankada pakoda( କାକଂଡ)/Kankrol pakoda/Spiny Gourd Fritters

Kankada fritters is an easy,quick dish which prepared with gram flour with spices.

It goes well with steamed rice or pakhal bhato(watery rice) or as a tea time snacks.

Health benefits of kankada/spine gourd

Scientific name—Momordica dioica Native place —Tropical regions on Asia with extensive distribution in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Japan, South East Asia.

Health benefits —

  • Prevents Hypertension and Supports Heart Health
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Cures Eczema and Skin Problems
  • Protects Liver
  • Skin and Pimple Care
  • Prevents and cures Respiratory Disorders
  • Brain Function
  • Good for a Diabetic Patient
  • Supports Digestive System
  • Prevents Cancer
  • Peptic Ulcer and Piles
  • Treats Cough
  • Give relief in breathing problem
  • Remove kidney stones
  • Useful for pregnant women
  • Work as anti-aging
  • Improve eyesight
  • Reduce excess sweating Source—https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/spiny-gourd/(Hyperhidrosis)
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Today we will learn how to make kankada fritters with this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Preparation Time : 10min

Cooking Time:15min

Serves:3

Cuisine:Odiya

Course: Side dish


Author: Resmarani

INGREDIENTS OF SPINE GOURD FRITTERS

  • Kankada- 4
  • Oil-for frying
  • Besan/Gram flour-1cup
  • Turmeric powder haladigunda-1/2teaspoon
  • Red chili powder/lanka gunda-1teaspoon
  • Salt/luna to taste
  • Water as required to paste

Preparation

Steps of kankada pakoda recipe:

  • Clean the Spiny Gourd / Kankada and pat dry.
  • Cut into equal thin round slices.
  • In a bowl, add gram flour,salt,turmeric powder, chili powder , required amount of water mix properly and make a batter. The batter should not so thin Or so thick. Now add slices of Spiny gourd/Kankrol and mix properly.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a wide bottomed pan.
  • Now, put besan coated Spiny gourd in the oil and deep fry till it’s golden brown.
  • Serve the kankada pakoda as a side dish with rice or pakhala or serve as evening snacks with cup of tea.

A Quick Summary:

INGREDIENTS

  • Kankada- 4
  • Oil-for frying
  • Besan/Gram flour-1cup
  • Turmeric powder haladigunda-1/2teaspoon
  • Red chili powder/lanka gunda-1teaspoon
  • Salt/luna to taste
  • Water as required to paste

Directions:

  1. Clean the Spiny Gourd / Kankada and pat dry.
  2. Cut into equal thin round slices.
  3. In a bowl, add gram flour,salt,turmeric powder, chili powder,slices of Spiny gourd/Kankrol and required amount of water,mix properly.
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a wide bottomed pan.
  5. Now, put besan coated  Spiny gourd in the oil and deep fry till golden brown both.
  6. Serve kankada pakoda as a side dish with rice or serve with tea as evening snacks.

Hope you all will love this recipe.. Please do share your comments .

Happy cooking !!!!!!!!!!!!

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