Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bottle gourd fritter(Bu Thi Kyaw)

Bu Thi Kyaw is a popular and versatile snack in Myanmar. Burmese like to add this delicious snack in Mont Hin Gar (thin rice noodles in thick fish soup) for more satisfying taste. Not only that, you also can made bu thi kyaw thoke (bottle gourd fritter salad). Another quick and easy recipe. I will post this recipe another time, ok :)

Serves : 2

Preparation Time : 10-15 mins

Ingredients for bottle gourd fritters

270 g bottle gourd

1 packet tempura flour

1 cup cold water

1. Slice the bottle gourd

2. Pour tempura flour in a big bowl.

3. Add 1 cup of cold water and stir to make a paste.

4. Mix the bottle gourd pieces with the tempura flour paste.

5. Add the bottle gourd pieces into the hot oil to fry until golden brown on all sides.

6. Serve hot!

How to prepare the dipping sauce?

2 garlic cloves, crushed and coarsely chopped

2 teaspoons fish sauce

4 tablespoons tamarind juice

Seasons to taste

note: Coarsely chopped green chilli can be added if you like it to be spicy. If you just want a little bit of spiciness, then remove some of the seeds, and it will give a nice, but not too spicy flavour. You also can add a bit of roasted chickpeas powder to the dipping sauce to thicken the sauce and give it a more flavour. In fact, i prefer my dipping sauce with a bit of roasted chickpeas powder added in it. Now, that reminds me of the tasty bu thi kyaw that i had in Mudon with my aunts :):)

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Anonymous,  November 27, 2009 at 9:04 PM  

Thanks for sharing. But can we call gourd as white melon? I didn't know it.

Moulmein Thu November 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM  

Thanks for pointing out my mistake.

Well, i did some online research and found out that (hopefully this is the right one, yeah :)), it should be winter melon. For some, they call this white gourd/ bottle gourd.

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