Tuesday, February 12, 2008



Bottle gourd ------------------------1 medium one

Onion -------------------------------1 medium one

Milk ---------------------------------3 tbp

GingerGarlicPst---------------------1 tsp

Turmeric powder-------------------1/4 tsp

Jalapenos--------------------------- 3 or 5-6 green chillies

Dry red Chillies---------------------4

Mustard seeds ---------------------1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds -----------------------1 tsp

Coriander leaves -------------------2-3 tbp chopped + few to garnish

salt ---------------------------------to taste

Oil ----------------------------------3 tbp

1.Wash,peel,cube into medium sized cubes(donot discard the center) and set aside.

2.Grind Jalapenos,2 tbp of chopped coriander leaves and set aside.

3.Heat oil and add mustard seeds,cumin seeds,turmeric,redchillies and fry for a min.Then add chopped onions and fry till the onions become tender.

4..Add the gingergarlicpst , ground paste and fry till rawness vanishes and add the cubed bottlegourd pieces and let it cook with the lid closed on medium-low heat .

5.Keep sauteing in between .Donot add water.Let it cook in its own steam till they are half cooked.Turn the flame to low.

6.Now add enough salt, 3 tbp of milk , 4-6 tbp of water and mix well.Close the lid and cook on low heat till they are cooked and required consistency is obtained.

7.Turn off and serve hot with rice/roti.

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