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Parangikkai Sweet Pakoda

posted 20 Aug 2012, 23:59 by Rajmi Arun   [ updated 21 Aug 2012, 00:00 ]
Parangikkai / Ashgourd - 1/4 kg
Rawa - 4 tbsp
Wheat Flour - 2 cups
Maida - 1/8 cup
Cardamom - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 1/2 cups

Peel the Ashgourd/ Parangikkai. Steam the parangikkai till done in a pressure cooker. After cooling, mash the gourd and mix the jaggery well to it. There should be no lumps of jaggery in it. Add all the flours and also the cardomom powder. Mix well without adding water. (There would be no necessary of adding water to the dough). Add water if needed. The should be like Vadai maavu consistency. You can make small balls and fry it in the oil. Children would like it and  can be served as after school snacks.