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Sunday, March 01, 2015

Snake Gourd Ring Bhaji |Potalakai Bhaji ~ Tea Time Snacks

Podulankai Bhaji Recipe

Fried Bhajias are always a  traditional Indian tea time snacks. There are many varieties of bhaji made I love the tea kadai bhaji's a lot. potato bhaji, raw banana bhaji, mirchi bhaji are all my fav and H loves fried snacks even so most of the time I end up making bhaji. I alway make snake gourd sambhar for H as he loves snake gourd sambhar a lot but this time I made bhaji and he loved it. After making this snake gourd bhaji I have added this to my fav list too and  I make them often , this is one delicious one atleast for my daughter as she loves fried food. Love the way they are naturally ring in shape when we cut and no technique needed to make this ring snake gourd bhaji.lets move to the recipe

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Snake Gourd Recipes

Snake Gourd Ring Bhaji Recipe

                                         Category  Preparation time    Cook Time
                                       Tea Time Snacks
10 mins
  15 mins

  Potalankai / Snake Gourd - 1 medium size
  Besan - 1/2 cup
  Rice flour - 1 tbsp
  Red chilly pd - 1/2 tsp
  Turmeric pd - 1/4 tsp
  Salt to taste
  Oil for Deep frying.

  • Cut the snake in to equal size rings, discard the center seeds part.
  • In a bowl prepare the batter by adding besan , rice flour, red chilly, turmeric pd, salt and little water to make it to a semi thick consistency like a dosa batter. The batter is should not be too thick or too thin.
  • Heat oil in a kadai , Take snake gourd ring dip it in the batter and quickly slide them in to the hot oil.
  • Fry the bhaji till golden brown from all sides , flip them and cook them evenly.
  • Remove the fried bhaji and place it in a kitchen towel so that the excess oil can drain.
  • Serve them hot with chutney or sauce.

Tea Time snacks


  1. Manjula, this is such a great idea to make use of snake gourd to bring out a delicious snack...I'm sure your daughter must have enjoyed it...

  2. Manju, this is wonderful snack.. Your daughter must be excited about this...

  3. beautiful aromatic flavours:) Tasty and lip-smacking :)

  4. Lovely bhaji.Good idea to make bajji with podalankai.

  5. wow i shd try tis.. my huss hates snakegourd.. he may like in tis way


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