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Sorakaya Pachadhi/ Bottle Gourd/ Lauki/ Anapakaya Chutney

Monday, January 4, 2010

Bottle Gourd belongs to gourd family, sweet in taste, this vegetable is used in various forms. One can make from sweet to snack with bottle gourd. a small piece of leftover bottle gourd is sitting in my fridge after cooking Sorakaya bejjala pulusu curry   a spicy tangy curry made with whole some of spices.. Next day i made ridge gourd milk curry to sooth the stomach from the spiciness of bottle gourd curry. Along with it i made this bottle gourd chutney.. 
This chutney is made by roasting bottle gourd cubes n dals.. 

Bottle Gourd: 2 cups, Medium size cubes
Tomato: 1 small, halved
Green Chili: 3-4, halved
Red chili: 2
Channa dal: 1tsp
Urad dal: 1tsp
Cumin Seeds: 1tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1tsp
Coriander Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Paste:  2tsp or small lemon size raw tamarind
Salt: to taste
Oil: 1tsp
Cilantro: 1 cup, finely chopped

1) In a skillet, heat oil n add Bottle gourd cubes. Don't peel the skin..
2) For for 2 mins uncovered.
3) Add remaining ingredients except salt, cilantro n tomato. If using tamarind paste don't add it now. 
4) Fry for 10 mins on medium heat, covered.
5) Add Tomato n tamarind paste n cook for 2 ins uncovred.
6) Switch off n add half cup cilantro. Let it cool .
7) Grind it in a mixer to a smooth or coarse paste.
8) Spoon it into a bowl n add cilantro n remaining cilantro.

Enjoy this yummy Bottle Gourd Chutney with rice or dosa, idli..


Ushnish Ghosh January 7, 2010 at 3:47 AM  

Dear Silpa
Simply wonderful dish.. I can get the taste and the aroma just by reading! Imagine how will I feel when I cook and eat it!!
Thanks for sharing !!!Have a nice day

Siddhi Shirsat January 7, 2010 at 9:55 AM  

hey silpa nice yummy chutney...new 2 me...thnx for the recipe...vl try sun

Silpa January 7, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

thank you ushnish n sidhhi

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