Drumstick Flower Cutlet (Maska Phulla Phodi)

We find drumstick tree in garden of almost each and every house in our area. They provide full iron and so used by everybody especially women to supliment their need of nutritional iron. This is drumstick season. We use the flowers and leaves in konkani cooking along with drumsticks.

Drumstick flowers are used to prepare cutlets. My kids used to love these. Many of our neighbors and relatives used to give us these flowers, freshly plucked from the tree.

Also check cabbage vada.

Ingredients:
1 cup drumstick flowers
1 cup Shredded coconut (fresh/frozen)
1/2 cup toor dal
2 tea spn rice (uncooked)
1 tea spn coriander seeds
2 tea spn urad dal
1/4 tea spn asafoetida
1/2 tea spn tamarind extract
4-5 Red chillies
2 tea spn jaggery
Salt
Oil
Rava (sooji)

Method:
Soak toor dal and rice in water for about thirty minutes. Heat a little oil and fry coriander seeds, urad dal, asafoetida and red chillies. Grind coconut, jaggery, tamarind and above fried items. Continue grinding with soaked dal and salt using minimum water. Mix this masala with drumstick flowers. Make small balls and press with the palm to flatten them. Roll these in rava and shallow fry them on both sides. Serve hot.

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins

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