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Recipe of Ukoy Kalabasa

Recipe of ukoy kalabasa is great and delicious. The Ukoy recipe is usually prepared with prawns or shrimp. But this recipe we used kalabasa, the best alternative to the seafood ukoy recipe. Kalabasa is a popular vegetable in the Philippines. It is a great vegetable with a lot of health benefits. This recipe may take a bit longer to prepare. Grated kalabasa and carrots are the main ingredients. However, after that, the rest of the process will be as simple as preparing the usual meal at home.

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Cooking Video Recipe: Kalabasa Ukoy

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 6 Calories: 273
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


The Kalabasang Ukoy dish is made of kalabasa, or Buttercup squash, carrots, and spring onions. You must try this wonderful Filipino veggie fritter dish. A sweet and sour sauce or a spicy vinegar dip is usually served with this dish.



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  1. Peel off the pumpkin/squash (kalabasa) and carrots skin, clean them.

  2. Grate the pumpkin/squash and carrots with a large grater. Set it aside.

  3. In a mixing bowl with grated pumpkin/squash, combine all-purpose flour, cornstarch, sliced onion, spring onion, garlic powder, paprika, pepper powder, and salt.

  4. Add beaten eggs seasoned with seasoning granules, then add a small amount of cold water gradually to make a thin, sticky batter. Combine thoroughly.

  5. Prepare a frying pan with enough oil to fry, then add 1/4 or  1/2  a cup of the ukoy mixture to the pan.  Then fry it on medium heat until the bottom turns light golden brown and crispy. Fry until the other side is a light golden brown and crispy, then flip it.

  6. Remove the ukoy from the pan, drain excess oil, and place it on a plate lined with paper towels. Make a serving with a sweet and sour sauce or a spicy vinegar dip. Happy cooking. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 273kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.1g21%
Saturated Fat 2.2g12%
Cholesterol 55mg19%
Sodium 749mg32%
Potassium 327mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 33.8g12%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 5.2g11%

Calcium 3 mg
Iron 10 mg
Vitamin D 26 IU

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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