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How to Make Snake Gourd Fritters(Padwal Bhajji)

Hello Foodies,

         I was amazed by the spectacular air-fried Snakegourd Fritters/Rings! Padwal bhajjis turned out super scrumptious, and crispy. This healthy and delicious dish is a perfect side dish for varan-bhat, chapati, or roti.

The Snakegourds (Padwal in Marathi) are incredibly tender and unbelievably sweet. Padwal is a powerhouse of nutrients. They are rich in minerals and contain many medicinal compounds. Although Padwal vegetable is not liked by many if cooked in the right way it tastes delicious.

Video Recipe:

These snake gourd fritters are coated with a thick besan mixture with turmeric, red chili powder, and air-fried till golden brown.

So try making something innovative that allures your taste buds. If you haven't tried it yet, then try it out. Get this amazing, versatile veggie home. Eat local and seasonal foods always which are more healthy as well as tasty. 


  • 1 Snakegourd(Padwal), medium-sized
  • 2-3 Tbsp Besan/Chickpeas Flour/Bengal Gram Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp Lime/Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Tsp Carom Seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Oil


  • Cut the ends of the snake gourd and then cut it into half. 
  • Scoop out the seeds from them. 
  • Cut them into thin rounds/rings, about 1 cm thick, and place them in a bowl.
  • Add besan, rice flour, red chili powder, turmeric, lime juice, carom seeds, and salt and mix well with hand.
  • Mix well till the flours and spices evenly coat the snake gourd rings. 
  • Cover and keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Meanwhile, Preheat the Air fryer at 390 F for 3 minutes.
  • Place the snake gourd rings in the oil greased baking pan/in the air fryer’s basket and make sure they are not crowded.
  • Air Fry at 390 F for 10 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, flip them.
  • Crispy, tasty, and perfectly browned snake gourd rings/ padwal bhajjis are ready.
  • Remove and allow to cool down. 
  • Serve them with Vrana-Bhat or an evening snack recipe with tea. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comment:

  • The calorie count is based on a 2000 calorie diet.
  • Per serving contains 140 calories, 22 g carbohydrates, 2.3 g dietary fiber, 5.1 g fats, and 3.9 g protein.
  • Portion size can always be increased or decreased depending on your health goals and activity level.
  • (Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used).

Snake Gourd Health Benefits:

  • Snake gourd is fat-free, low in calories, and good to include in weight-loss regular diets.
  • Snake gourd is high in water content and has a cooling effect on the body, hence it aids in handling the summer heat.
  • It is very rich in fiber to keep your digestive system healthy, it will be useful for aiding constipation.
  • Snake gourd is a good source of vitamins and minerals.
  • It helps to purify the blood.
  • It has anti-aging properties.
  • It helps to boost immunity.

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Good Time To Eat:

           It is good to eat snakegourd rings for lunch, snacks, or dinner.

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