How to make Kumroni -

Red pumpkin fritters make an excellent starter

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Medium red pumpkin, Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kumroni Recipe Card


The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kumroni Recipe

  • Medium red pumpkin peeled 1/2

  • Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoons

  • Onion seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato ketchup to serve


Step 1

Cut the pumpkin into 1½ inch rectangular pieces of medium thickness. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 3

Take gram flour in a mixing bowl, add rice flour, nigella seeds, salt, turmeric powder and sufficient water and whisk to make a smooth batter of medium thick consistency.

Step 4

Dip the pumpkin pieces in the batter till well coated and slide into hot oil. Deep- fry, on medium heat, till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Transfer them onto a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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