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Bonda with mashed pumpkin/Sweet Pakoda

  • How to make Sweet Pakoda/Sweet Pumpkin Bonda:

  • Ingredients:
          1. Ripe Pumpkin (1 medium size)
          2. Oil (for frying)
          3. Cardamom seeds/Elaichi (of 2 no)
          4. Sugar (8-10 tspn)
          5. Wheat flour (1 small bowl)

  • Preparation & Cooking:
          1. Peel off the ripe pumpkin, take out the seeds & cut in small pieces.
          2. Place the cut pieces in a container wash it once & cook the pumpkin
              pieces for 10-15 mins.
          3. You need to buy a complete ripe pumpkin yellow to orange in color.
          4. For cooking the pieces do not add water. Just sprinkle a little water
              if required.
          5. Cover the lid of the container & steam cook the pieces. Take care not
              to burn the pieces as it will turn black & won't taste sweet.
          6. After the pumpkin is cooked let it cool & smash the pieces with the pav
              bhaji smasher.
          7. Add the sugar & cardamom seeds. Mix all the ingredients.
          8. Add the wheat flour & make the batter. Do not add water while mixing the 
              wheat flour.
          9. Mix wheat flour & all the ingredients well & check if you can a small pakoda
              with your fingers.
         10. The batter is ready. Now keep this batter aside for half to one hour.
         11. After half or one hour heat the oil for cooking & frying the pakoda.
         12. After the oil is heated make small pakoras/pakodas with fingers or using 
               a spoon slowly pass into the heated oil.
         13. Fry & cook the sweet pakoda till it brown in color from all the sides.
         14. Repeat the step & make more pakodas.
         15. Enjoy the sweet pakodas for snacks for a change.

  • Serves: Two-Three.

  • Below are the step-wise photos for preparation:

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