Monday, August 2, 2010

Sorakaya/Bottle gourd/Kaddu

  • Sorakaya/Bottle gourd- 1 Medium size (Chopped in to smal cubes)
  • Garlic-3 pods (Layer removed)
  • Tamarind pulp-small lemon size
  • Green chilies-3 (Add as per spice level)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Take bottlegourd/kaddu/sorakaya ,peel it and cut into smal cubes.Taste the pieces before cooking to check the bitterness of vegetable.
{Remove seeds if hard and add seeds if they are soft}
  • Heat the pan with oil,Once it gets heated add the bottlegourd pieces and let them cooked in low flame by adding little salt and cover it with a lid.
  • Once the kadu is cooked  and when it becomes  soft ,add greenchillies and let it cook for 2mins.mix it with a spatula ,observe the pieces not to get stick to the pan (so you can add water in the middle of cooking)
  • Turn off the heat and let them cool them for 10 mins.
  • Grind the cooked kaddu mix with garlic pods adjusting with salt and tamarind pulp to form a fine/course paste.
  • Remove the mixture in to a bowl and add tadka or seasoning to the paste if needed by heating some oil in a pan ,adding Cuminseeds and mustard seeds.
  • Serve with hot rice.

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