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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 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

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