The peels of Ash Pumpkin are sun dried with spices. Boodakumbalakayi Sippe Balaka can be stored can deep fried whenever desired to be relished with Anna / Rice and Saaru / thin curry.
1 Cup of 1” square pieces of Boodakumbalakayi / Ash Pumpkin Peel
1tbsp Menthya / Methi / Fenugreek Powder
¼ tsp Hing / Asafoetida
½ tsp Salt
Oil for deep frying
Mix Menthya, Hing and Salt in a mixing bowl. Add the Peels to the masala and mix well.
Picture1 – Pieces ready to be sun dried
On a steel tray arrange the masala smeared peels and sun dry for a day. By evening the peels become crumpled and dried. Store them in an airtight container.
Picture2 – Pieces sun dried
Picture3 – Pieces deep fried