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Bottle gourd gravy

Posted by Geetha on December 3, 2008



Bottle guard – 1 number

Onion – ½ cup

Tomato – 1

Green chili – 2

Chili powder – 1 tsp

Coriander powder – 2 (or 3) tsp

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

Oil – 1 tsp


For seasoning:-

Channa dal – ½ tsp

Urad dal – ½ tsp

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Curry leaf – 1 spring



Heat oil in a pan and once it is heated up add channa dal, urad dal, mustard seeds. Allow mustard seeds to splutter and add curry leaves. Then add onion, green chilies and fry till the onion turn into translucent. Once it is done add tomato to the mixture and sauté till it turns into soft and add bottle guard, turmeric and mix it well. Fry these mixtures for 2 mins and add the remaining masala, salt and add enough water to cook the vegetable.


Boiling mixtue

Once the vegetable cooked remove from heat and garnish it with coriander leaf. This gravy goes with plain rice.


Note: – Once the bottle guard cooked you can mash it with potato masher or spinach masher.


Instead of bottle guard you can use brinjal, ridge gourd


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