Southern Sorakkai (Bottle gourd)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • Bottle gourd - 1, peeled and cubed, with core removed
  • Red chillies - 3-4
  • Coriander seeds - 2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
  • salt to taste

How to Make Southern Sorakkai (Bottle gourd)

  • Roast red chillies, coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and pepper corns in 2 tsp of oil and powder coarsely.
  • Heat remaining oil and add mustard. When it splutters, add curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • After few seconds, add the bottle gourd pieces and salt.
  • Add the spice powder, cover and cook on a low flame till the vegetable is tender.
  • Mix tamarind paste with 1 tbsp of hot water and add.
  • Simmer without covering till cooked.

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