Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sorakaya Curry ~ Bottle Gourd Curry

This one type of Sorakaya curry  is, which can be easily prepared in a cooking pan ,pressure cooker or directly in a vessel.Usually in India ,Grandmothers and Mothers  used to suggest the delivery ladies who gives birth to a child ,to take these curry atleast for three months.By doing so the mothers can feed their baby by producing a lot of milk.Not only delivered ladies ,all can also have this curry to taste.So here goes my recipe.

  • Sorakaya/Bottlegourd- 1 no medium size
  • Greenchilies- 3no chopped
  • Kothimeer leaves- few handful
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • Turmeric/Haldi/Pasupu- a pinch
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp
  • Curryleaves- 4no
Cooking process:
  • Take a Bottle Gourd / Sorakaya,peel off the outer layer of the skin.
  • Clean it with water,cut in to small pieces,before doing so check the bitterness of the Vegetable,sometimes there may be a chance to happen so.
  • If the seeds inside the vegetable is soft add for cooking otherwise remove it from the vegetable if it is hard.
  • Take a cooking pan / pressure cooker/ vessel,heat it with oil.
  • Add the cumin seeds ,mustard seeds,turmeric,Curryleaves and fry it.
  • Later add the greenchillies and Bottlegourd pieces and mix well with a spatula  and adjust with salt.
  • After adding salt,vegetable releases the water,and if necessary add very little amount of water and cook it for about 5minutes covering with a lid.
  • Allow to cook for 3 whistles in a pressure Cooker.
  • If you are cooking a vessel/Pan,please check the vegatable do not stick the bottom of the vessel; add water if needed and stir with a spatula in the middle of the cook .
  • Observe to keep the gas in a Lowflame.
  • Once the Cooking is done ,turn off the gas.
  • Serve it in to a bowl and garnish with Kothimeer leaves.
  • Combination goes well and tastes good  with Hot Rice.
  • I prepared this Curry by using a Pressure cooker.
  • You can aslo add little milk while cooking,instead of water,this also tastes good.

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