Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sorakaya Appalu (Patties) / Bottle Gourd Patties

This is the most popular snack / appetizer in Andhra Pradesh.Even some of the Telugu people don't know about this snack.This is my hubby's one of favorite snacks.After my marriage this is the first snack I made for my hubby. Of course he liked it very much.Whenever I invite friends for lunch / dinner,I prepared this patties as appetizer really they like this appalu very much. Making of this patties is also similar to Pappu Chekkalu with some variation,but these patties are not crispy,these are smooth patties.you can also replace bottle gourd with pumpkin(white,yellow).

Ingredients :
Tender Bottle Gourd - 1 medium sized
Rice Flour - 3 to 4 cups(add according to bottle gourd)
Green chilly - 8 to 10
or
Red chilly powder - 3 to 4 tbsp
Sesame seeds - 5 to 6 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Spring Onion - few(optional)
Coriander leaves -few
Salt to taste
Oil for deep fry
Method :
First remove bottle gourd peel and grate the gourd.Grind the green chillies(with out stem) into fine paste.chop the curry leaves,coriander leaves,spring onion.
In wide bowl add rice flour,grated gourd,here add rice flour according to the bottle gourd moisture,add chopped leaves,chilly paste,salt.
mix well.
make a soft dough.If the bottle gourd is tender then no need of water to make dough beacause the tender gourd has lot of water.
make lemon sized balls out of dough.Grease one polythin paper and fingers, press the ball on the paper into round pattie shape with fingers. make a hole in center(making of hole is optional).
Heat the oil in a deep pan drop the pattie into heat oil fry for both sides of pattie like poori on medium flame.
drain them in a tissue paper.
you can also fry this patties on chapathi frying pan like chapathi.
serve hot with curd or butter.it can be store upto 2 days.

25 comments:

Anu said...

Never tried this one but sounds good.. Looks yummy..

Nithu Bala said...

Hey, this looks too good..nice snack..we make similar thing but instead of putting in oil, we just put them in dosa pan..nice picture as usual Dear..

Don't forget to send in your entries for my event..

Daisy Blue said...

Looks nice...just made bottle guard sambar today.. this is a new dish..

Padhu said...

This is a new snack for me with bottlegourd .Thanks for sharing

Meena said...

very new recipe to me...swapna!good one!

Priya said...

Wow patties looks fantastic and very new for me, thanks for sharing Swapna..

Subhashini said...

Very new to this.Looks good

DEESHA said...

This is so totally new to me. I love bottle gourd. should try this sometime

Aruna Manikandan said...

Thanks for sharing the award with me dear!!!

Snack sounds new to me....

Looks delicious !!!!

Nice illustrated clicks :-)

Vrinda said...

lovely patties..looks so yumm...will giv a try...

Jagruti said...

this patties looks so delicious and yummy!! will give a try soon..

Tina said...

Patties looks yummy and delicious...

Swathi said...

Swapana,

Patties looks really delicious.

Aruna Devi said...

Diff try...not yet tried..wll try ...looks gr8

shireesha tummala said...

hi swapna...........

its new for me , looks yummy going to try it soon......

Gita said...

Very interesting thattai with bottlegourd..looks so crispy and tempting :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

This is new to me. Interesting, sure to try soon.

sangi said...

Healthy patties!nice pic too!

Deepa G Joshi said...

we make something like this, it is called thalipeeth, a mixture of lot of daal flours..this one looks similar..but the use of bottle gourd is something creative, too good.

www.foodlyrics.com

Swapna Sree said...

Thank u all for your lovely comments..
sure Nithu will send soon..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

this is very gud use of bottle guard..loved d way u prepared it!!

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks great, love your step by step method....

Siddhi S said...

wow swapna very tempting snack...new 2 me...loved it...vl try soon

Smita Srivastava said...

Hi
First time here . Must appreciate the lovely recipes with step by step instructions .
The patties look yummy , great use of bottle gourd n a pretty garnish too .

- Smita .
@ Little Food Junction

Kalai said...

Hi, my first time here. You have a wonderful blog with a great collection of recipes. I liked this bottle guard recipe, interesting one.