Kakharu or Boitalu Phula Bhaja (Pumpkin Flower Fritters)

Kakharu or Boitalu Phula Bhaja (Odia: କଖାରୁ ଫୁଲ ଭଜା/ବୋଇତାଳୁ ଫୁଲ ଭଜା) or Pumpkin Flower Fritters Recipe is one of the popular Odia fritter dish which is also famous in West Bengal and other parts of India. This pumpkin flower fritters is an easy and quick dish, which we could prepare withing just few minutes.

For this dish, people use to collect the male flowers from the pumpkin plant to cook, because, with the female flowers would grow for the edible pumpkin. After collecting the male flowers, you have to pill the inside yellow thing from it and then add besan to it and also add some salt, red chilly powder, green chilli and then fry them with refined sonflower oil or mustard oil.

Now, it's ready to serve hot. People love to have this in both hot and cold. You can eat these as side dishes with breakfast, lunch, dinner and also could eat like that.

In Odisha, we all love to prepare food and the food is to share and sharing gives up pleasure. For that reason, we are sharing this one with you. So, make this for your loved one and also share it with others, because the root to everyones' heart is going through the stomach.

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