Saturday, 12 March 2011

Sorakaya majjigapulusu / Bottle gaurd in yogurt sauce

I call this recipe as one man show as this serves the purpose of curry, rasam and yogurt which are 3 basic must have recipes in any South Indian home. Requires less efforts to make this all in one recipe.
Sorakaya Majjiga charu / Bottlegaurd in yogurt sauce


1 cup of cubed bottle gourd pieces
1 cup of yogurt (preferably sour curd)
4-6 green chillies and small piece of fresh coconut (made into smooth paste)
½ teaspoon of each - turmeric and salt
 1 tsp of oil
1 tsp of cumin and mustard seeds
1 or 2 dried red chillies
Curry leaves and corriander
 Bottlegaurd, green chilli, fresh coconut and curry  leaves

In a saucepan, heat oil on medium heat. Add mustard, cumin and curry leaves. Add the bottle gourd cubes  and stir for a minute and close the lid for 2 minutes and allow to cook the bottlegaurd. Remove the lid a nd add green chilli-coconut paste. Stir in turmeric, salt and about quarter cup of water. Close the lid and cook on medium-low heat, until the bottle gourd pieces are tender. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the yogurt. Turn off the heat and remove the saucepan from the stove. Serve with rice either warm or cold.

Rice with bottlegaurd in yogurt sauce

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