Bok Phul bora / Fritters
You can make this recipe with "pumpkin flower" (কুমড়ো - kumro phul) and also with plantain flower (মোচা - mocha).
This bor or bora or bhaja, is enjoyed as a side dish or a starter in Bengal, Assam and Orissa.
Bok phul (sanksrit - Vaka or Bok)- the white flowers of S. grandiflora resembles little birds slightly bitter in taste. The white flowers, young leaves and tender pods of Agasti are edible and have culinary uses as a vegetable or to supplement meal in India and Southeast Asia.Flowers are an excellent source of calcium, fair source of iron and very good source of vitamin B. Edible flowers are safe to eat only in small amounts.