Monday, October 4, 2010

Sorakaya Bajji (Bottle Gourd)

"This is a very simple and tasty recipe without any spices or powders"


1 Sorakaya (Peeled and cubed)(Bottle Gourd)
1 cup onion ( chopped)
1 tomato (Chopped)
2 Pinches turmuric powder
6 Green Chillis
1 1/2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tsp Jeera
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Menthi Seeds
karvepaku(Curry leaf)
salt to taste
4 tbsp oil
Half cup water


In a deep pan combine sorakaya cubes,tomato, green chillies,turmeric powder then add water and boil it
till cooked.

Once fully cooked add tamarind paste and roughly mash tomato and sorakay mixture. Do not make it into fine paste.

In another pan heat the remaining oil and add mustard seeds, jeera, Menthi seeds,Karvepaku and onions and
let them fry till onions get golden brown color.

Now add the onion mixture to the mashed sorakaya and tomato mixture.Adjust salt and tamarind paste.
Mix well and let it simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Serve with rice papad.