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Bottle Gourd Stew/Doodhi/ Sorakaya Pulusu

1 Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd/ Doodhi/Dudhi
1 medium onion (sliced/chopped)

All the usual ingredients for Basic Seasoning

1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds (roasted and ground to a fine powder)
1 sprig Curry leaves
3 Green chillies(slit length-wise)
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
some oil
Some cilantro for garnish
Lemon size tamarind ball
1/2 tsp Ginger+Garlic paste (optional)

Cut the sorakaya into 1.5-2 inch pieces. In a wide pan, prepare the basic seasoning as in the recipe link mentioned above. Add the ginger garlic paste if using.. the onions, and stir for a minute or two. Add in the green chillies , curry leaves and then the sorakaya pieces. Saute for about 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the tamarind in about a cup of water. When its soaked a little bit (to speed up the process you can put it for 30 seconds in the microwave) squeeze the juice out. Keep it aside. Cook the sorakaya until the pieces are half cooked. Add salt and red chilli powder. Now add the tamarind juice. Let the stew simmer until the pieces are fully cooked. May be for about 10-15 minutes until the oil starts to ooze out on the top. Add the sesame powder, coriander powder and sugar. stir and let it simmer for a few minutes, adjust the taste as needed and turn off the heat.

Yummy Sorakaya pulusu is ready to eat. Serve with rice or chapathi. My son never gets tired of it. Neither do I.. :) Enjoy !

This recipe has been submitted to the Vow-Bottle Gourd event hosted by Pooja @ My Creative Ideas.

Update to the Anonymous user, who was interested in this recipe.. sorry ! I missed the link to my seasoning recipe.. I hope you come back again and get a chance to try this.


Madhumita said...

Hi Pallavi ... got here after seeing your comment. Pesaru parappu is a new one - will try. Am going through your site now ... especially the kid friendly section.

Jj said...

that looks like a very interesting dish. thank you for sharing as I've been looking to spruce up my usual repertoire of things I cook.

Pallavi said...

Madhumita : Thanks for the comments. Let me know how you like it. I hope you find it interesting.

Jj: Thanks for the comment. Do let me know how you liked it.. if you happen to try it.

Pooja said...

Thank you bor seinding in your nice entries... as you are bottle gourd fan ,I expect to get something more from you still with bottle gourd :D.

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