Mishti Kumra Bhaji (Pumpkin Fry)

    This is a sweet and slightly spicy fry of pumpkin. It is served as an everyday dish with plain rice.


    Dhaka, Bangladesh
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    • 8-10 small pieces of pumpkin, grated into thin slices
    • Salt as needed
    • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
    • 1 tablespoon of flour
    • 2 tablespoon of besan
    • 1 tablespoon of cornflower
    • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder
    • 1 tablespoon of water (just enough to make a paste)
    • 1 cup of vegetable oil for deep frying


    1. Wash the sliced pumpkin.
    2. Mix the pumpkin slices with salt and turmeric powder. Set aside for a while.
    3. Add flour, besan, cornflower, ginger paste, red chili powder and water to make a paste.
    4. Pour the pumpkin slices in the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
    5. Allow the slices to soak in the spices.
    6. Heat a pan with oil and deep fry the pumpkin slices.
    7. Serve with plain white rice.

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