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Friday, July 11, 2008

Bottlegourd/Calabash (Sorakkai) curry (Dudhi Bhaaji)



I guess Bottlegourd is neglected among all other vegetables, including me;). I cooked it for the first time, it was really tasty. It has low saturated fat and high water content. It is high in dietary fibre and contains vitamin c, riboflavin, and other minerals.



Ingredients:
Bottlegourd - 2 cups, peeled and cubed
Onions - 2, finely chopped, medium sized
Green chillies - 3, cut into small piecs
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste - 1/2 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - few, chopped
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 1-2 tablespoons



Method:
Wash bottlegourd and peel its skin. [Dont throw the skin, keep it safely, as its chutney recipe follows in few days ;) It was very tasty:) - checkout picture below;)]

Remove the inner seeds and cut the veggie into small cubes.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and allow it to splitter. Add cumin seeds, ginger paste, green chillies, curry leaves, chopped onions one after another.

Fry well until onions turn pale. Add cubed veggies, mix well and cook it covered for 10-15 minutes.

Remove the lid, check if it is cooked. If it is not done, cook for few more minutes. Then add salt and mix well and cook it open for 5 minutes.

Switch off the flame, garnish with coriander leaves and grated coconut.


I had it with dosa, its tasted really great!!!


Cooking time - 20-25 minutes
Serves 4 persons

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I am sending this entry for VOW - Bottlegourd hosted by Pooja


and to



SWC: Maharashtrian cuisine hosted by Neha.

13 Comments:

Anisheetu said...

Doodhi bhaji looks good.. Dosa caught my attraction a lot... good entry... have added u on my blog roll... :)

Priti said...

Raining bottlegourd.. :)
And you know...I also wanted to post the bottlegourd skin's chutney recipe dear..will wait for yours..
And the curry looks delicious but I still can't bring myself to eat that with noodles !!

SriLekha said...

nice recipe vani.. i love bottlegourd and will surely try ur recipe.

rekhas kitchen said...

mmm bottlegourd curry looks so yummy waiting for chuteny recipe good entyr vani that dosi are very tempting

notyet100 said...

looks tasty,...nice entry for the event,..me feelin quiet better,..thnks for asking,,,ceeya..

Medhaa said...

Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. Love this dish will go well with sambhar or Rasam too.

sowmya said...

nice recipe..yes doodhi is very healthy indeed.. i make it frequently..nice entry..

Ramya Bala said...

Thats looks like a wonderful entry!!!

Sunshinemom said...

I make dudhi quite a lot! That curry looks good too:) Waiting for the chutney recipe - I have heard but am not having the recipe yet!

Pooja said...

thank you for this wonderful entry dear vanisri :) . glad to see your entry .

KALVA said...

lovely dear.. i like sorakai so much..

Madhavi said...

Lovely entry dear, nice recipe, looks good!!!

Illatharasi said...

@ Thanks Ani for your comments and adding me to your blogroll, I feel honoured;)

@ Priti, thanks dear, will post chutney recipe tomorrow;) When you becom housewife.... you will eat anything with noodles;)

@ Thanks Sri, try and let me know:)

@ Rekha, thanks. Chutney recipe will be posted tomorrow:)

@ Thanks Priyanka, good toknow that you are feeling better. Take care :)

@ Thanks Medhaa, yes I like it with sambhar and rasam too...:)

@ Thanks Sowmi & Ramya:)

@ Thanks Sunshinemom, I too liked it a lot. Wait till tomorrow for the chutney recipe;)

@ Pooja, Kalva, Madhavi - Thanks for your enouragaing comments:)