March 25, 2013

Bottle Gourd Kurma (Sorakaya Kurma)

Ingredients:
Bottle Gourd - 1 (small)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Coconut & Poppy seed Paste - 1/2 cup
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1
Curd - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)

Method:

  • Peel and chop bottle gourd into small pieces.
  • Finely chop onions and green chillies
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker, add cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add bottle gourd pieces and cook in medium flame for 5 minutes.
  • Then add salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder and coconut paste.
  • Mix well and add 1 cup of water. Close the lid and cook for 3 whistles or till gourd pieces are tender.
  • Cool and open the lid, cook till the gravy is little thick then add curd and coriander leaves.
  • Remove and serve.






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