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Budejaw Recipe

Budejaw is a popular Burmese Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Burmese Recipe
Technique :
Deep Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1/2 - medium bottle gourd, peeled, deseeded
  • 1.5 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp crushed Red Chilli
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
  • Grind to a paste
  • : 1 medium Onion
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, chopped
  • How to Make Budejaw:

    1. Chop bottle gourd into finger-sized thin strips. Sprinkle salt and soda over them.
    2. Tenderise bottle gourd by making them 'sweat'.
    3. Put flour in a large bowl. |Add ground paste, salt, pepper, chilli, and 2 tbsp hot oil.
    4. Add a little water and mix into a smooth batter. Batter should thick enough to coat the back of a spoon thinly.
    5. Heat oil in a frying pan and add one bottle gourd strip at a time dipped in batter.
    6. Fry till crisp and light golden and flip and fry other side. Drain, remove excess oil on kitchen paper.
    7. Serve hot with a chilli garlic dip or even the Mexican salsa sauce.
    8. One may even serve them with chutney or ketchup.


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