Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bottle Gaurd Curry

Its yet another one of my favorite dish with chappathi/roti.

Here comes the recipe.

  • 1 medium bottle gaurd
  • 1Cup - Onion(finely chopped)
  • 1/2Cup - Tomato
  • 1/4Cup - Tamarind water
  • 1tsp - Gigner Garlic paste
  • 1tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1/4tsp - Turmeric Powder
  • 1tsp - Red chilli powder
  • 1tsp - Corriander Powder
  • 1tsp - Chicken masala Powder (Optional) I love to add it
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil

To Grind

  • 1/2Cup - Coconut
  • 2tsp - Roasted channa dal/Pottukadalai


Grind the Coconut,roasted channa dal along with little water to fine paste.

Heat the oil in a pan,add cumin seeds,when it pops up,add onion n fry till it turns transparent,add tomatos n cook till the oil oozes out.

Add Ginger Garlic paste n fry till the smell goes off n add all the powdered ingredients n stir for few mins

Add Chopped Bottle Gaurd n mix well,add 1/4 water,close the lid n cook for 5-8mins

Now add the grounded paste n tamarind water mix well,close the lid n cook till the bottle gaurd turns soft n gravy thickens.

Serve hot with Rice/chappathi/rotis.

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