Fritters with the leaves of night flowering jasmine
Night Flowering Jasmine is better known in India as “Sewali “, “Parijat ” and ” Sewli ” and is famous to most because of its captivating aroma , so much so that Hindu mythology says that it was one of the rare items discovered during the churning of the ocean of milk and that gods fought over its possession . However I am not going to bore you with mythology and move towards telling you how to make awesome fritters of its leaves !!
Eat good to feel good !!
- 15- 20 leaves of night flowering jasmine tree (sewali gosor paat) .
- 100 gms of gram flour (Besan) .
- A pinch of turmeric powder .
- Salt according to taste .
- Mustard oil to deep fry the fritters .
- Half a teaspoon baking power .
Keep the leaves in a bowl of water after picking so that they do not dry up . Meanwhile mix the flour with salt and turmeric and add half a teaspoon of baking powder . Mix water to form a thin batter . Let the batter stay while the oil gets warm .
Dip the leaves in the batter and so they are evenly coated . Then slowly put them in the oil from the side (be careful oil splashing ) . Fry them till golden brown and then put them on a tissue or newspaper to drain access oil . Tip : put only 2-3 leaves in the oil at a time to fry properly and easily .
So there you have a quick recipe for fritters of the leaves of night flowering jasmine (locally known as sewali pator pokori ) . The slight bitter taste of the soft leaves inside the crunchy batter forms the perfect fritters to go well with almost anything like tea , coffee , soft drinks , etc .