Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sorakai/Bottlegourd kootu

Sorakai/Bottlegourd kootu is a healthy side dish, Sorakai is rich in water content thus healthy and helps to loose weight.
 Serving for 4 


Cubed sorakai --    1 no( its opitional to takeout the seeds)
Toor dal  --    2 tsp(cooked)
Turmeric ---   A pinch
Sambhar powder --   1/2 tsp 
Mustard --1 tsp
Jeera --  2 tsp
Curry leaves  -- few
Coconut  powder --  2 tsp
Garlic  (crushed) -- 2 nos
Salt  --  1 1/2 tsp
Oil --    3 tsp
Water --  2 cups

For Seasoning

Curry leaves     

  • Pressure cook thetoor dal with Asafoetida.
  • Heat oil in a  pan add   veg and saute with salt when raw smell disappear add  water.
  • Add sambhar powder  with salt allow it to boil for few min.
  • Add cooked toordal.
  • When the gravy thickens  add  coconut .
  • Add the seasonings  and curry leaves.(it takes nearly10 min to thicken).
  • Serve hot with Rice.

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