Very delicious, simple to make moringa blossom's vada is truelly amazing! It is said that moringa blossom has some medicinal values. It is used at the first sign of cold and it works well against pox. Other than that, moringa flowers contain vital amino acids and are excellent source of calcium and potassium, making them a valuable supplement for nursing mothers. A tea brewed from these flowers named 'moringa tea'. Fresh blossoms can be battered and fried as a delightful snack food. Here is the recipe.....
2 Cups of Moringa / Drumstick Blossoms (sojne phul)
3-4 tbsps Chickpea Flour (besan)
1 tbsp Rice Flour
1-2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/3 tsp Black Pepper powder
1/3 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin powder
A Pinch of Sodium bi Carbonate (baking soda)
Salt To Taste
3-4 tbsps Oil for Shallow Fry
Remove soft stems from the blossoms and wash nicely. Drain water from it.
In a flat bowl, combine all ingredients (except oil) with the blossoms.
Mix everything nicely.
Set aside for 1-2 hours. Now it will be little soggy. Now take a small part of mixture and give a shape of a flat ball by using palms.
Heat oil in a wok or frying pan. Add 3-4 fritters at a time and shallow fry them. Remove the vadas as soon as they turn brown.
Serve hot with dal rice or simply as a tea-time snack.