Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack

An off-beat finger-food from Burmese cuisine, the Budijaw is made by deep-frying bottle gourd fingers coated in a spicy batter. The batter gets its lip-smacking flavour from a pungent onion paste and a couple of spice powders too.

This crispy snack is complemented well by a tangy and spicy garlic chutney. Serve this Burmese Doodhi Snack immediately on preparation, to enjoy its special texture that is crisp outside and succulent inside.

If you are looking out for more Burmese recipes, check these out- Burmese Khowsuey , Burmese Spaghetti , Pyajo and Layered Spicy Vegetable Pulao .

Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack

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Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack recipe - How to make Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Budijaw
3 cups bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) , cut into fingers
1 1/2 cups plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
2 tbsp hot oil
salt to taste
oil for deep-frying

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste ( Without Using Water)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
1 tbsp roughly chopped green chillies
1 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)

For The Garlic Chutney
2 tbsp roughly chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp tomato ketchup
salt to taste

For the budijaw

    For the budijaw
  1. Combine the plain flour, chilli powder, pepper powder, prepared paste, hot oil and salt in a deep bowl along with approx. 1¼ cups of water. Mix well using a whisk.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, dip each bottle gourd finger in the prepared batter and deep-fry a few budijaw at a time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.

For the garlic chutney

    For the garlic chutney
  1. Combine the garlic, chilli powder and ¼ cup of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.

How to procced

    How to procced
  1. Serve the budijaw immediately with garlic chutney.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy466 cal
Protein5.8 g
Carbohydrates37.1 g
Fiber1.9 g
Fat33 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A302.8 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C2.8 mg
Folic Acid1 mcg
Calcium34.9 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium82.9 mg
Potassium151.8 mg
Zinc0.5 mg


Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack
 on 03 Jan 23 05:48 AM

These look delicious. The correct name for this snack is ‘Buthee Kyaw’. The word ‘thee’ means fruit and ‘Kyaw’ pronounced ‘jaw’ means fried.
Tarla Dalal
03 Jan 23 03:52 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack
 on 26 Sep 18 12:06 PM

simple yet tasty.
Tarla Dalal
27 Sep 18 09:06 AM
   Hi Sonal, Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking!
Budijaw, Burmese Doodhi Snack
 on 28 Jul 16 02:18 PM

Fab, the combo of deep fried doodhi and good spicy garlic chutney make a great starter. Cooked this dish many times and the guests just love it.