Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kumra Phool Bhaji {Zucchini Flowers}

I love these flowers! They are tasty as they are colorful! First time I had them was at my grandmother's house. Their cook had them so light and crunchy so the light flavors really just melted in your mouth. Yum. I have tried to duplicate it but, it must take some amount of practice. This version we still enjoy in my household...

Bread crumbs
or Chick pea flour (besan)
Salt to taste

Wash the flowers well and pat dry. Beat the egg so its well mixed. Dip in egg, dip next in bread crumbs or besan. Fry up in some light oil - about 2 tbsp. Sprinkle a bit of salt on top.

Thats it!

Its a very versatile flower and I have found tons of ways to cook it - one I want to try is in a Mexican fajita. As I try different variations, will keep you posted...

I am curious to know if they are available in the States or in your neighborhood... would appreciate if you could let me know.