Squash Flowers

Squash Flower

All squash flowers are edible. Zucchini, pumpkin and other cucurbits that have large flowers are edible. Zucchini  produces larger flowers and flower is somewhat crisp.  It has mild and  sweet zucchini flavor. Pumpkin flowers are also large and is used for culinary purposes. The large yellow blooms are perfect for stuffing or deep frying.

Dee fried: To basin flour add little salt, chilli powder, turmeric , cumin and rice flour. Mix well and add little water to make a thick batter. Dip the individual flowers or larger petals in this and deep fry in the oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce..

Baked squash flowers: If you don’t want to deep fry then stuff the blossoms with cheese and then bake them in the oven.  Or cook them on both sides on a tava.

Pasta: The blossoms can also be cooked into a pasta sauce. This is one of kids favorite recipes.

Soup: A good and tasty soup can be prepared using these blossom along with corn, pepper, ginger and zucchini.

Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 8, 2016

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