I know the name of this vegetable sounds funny, but we can make some interesting things with this along with some recipes. When I was a child, there used to be a beggar coming to our street with a musical instrument playing some melodious songs. When I observed keenly, it is made up of the dried bottle gourd. Not only that, we can also make some nice crafts with it and do some paintings on the dried bottle gourd.
Bottle gourd pieces - 1 cup
Chana daal / Bengal gram / Senaga pappu - 1 tsp
Onion 1 chopped into small pieces
Green chili - 2-3 slit length wise
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 /12 tbsp
For Sesame powder -
Roasted Sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
Roasted peanuts - 1 tbsp
Dry coconut - 1 tsp
Grind all the 3 ingredients into fine powder.
Heat a deep pan with 1 1/2 tbsp of oil. When it is warm enough, add chana daal and roast for few seconds. Add chopped onion and green chili. Fry them until the onion just gets transparent.
Add chopped bottle gourd and fry for a minute.
Add salt, chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Stir every thing and cover it with lid for a minute.
Now add about 1/4 cup of water and cook the vegetable until soft.
At the end add the sesame seeds powder, stir every thing, reduce the flame and cover it with lid.
Cook it for 2-3 minutes and remove from the fire.
Serve it with roti