Tuesday, June 24, 2008




Bottlegourd-------------------1 small one peeled and cut into medium sized cubes.

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

Tamarind Extract------------4 tbp

Red chillies powder----------1/4 tsp

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

Cumin,mustard seeds-------1/4 tsp each

Coriander powder-----------2tsp

Methi powder---------------1 big pinch

Cumin Powder--------------1 tsp

Rasam Powder--------------1 tsp

Garam masala---------------1/4 tsp

Ginger-garlic paste----------1 tsp

Oil----------------------------6 tbp


Curry leaves-----------------few

Salt,Jaggery------------------as required


1.Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds,mustard seeds,hing,Curry leaves.

2.After few mins add the chopped onions and saute for sometime.

3.When the onions are about to be cooked add turmeric and cook till they turn transclucent.
4.Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.

5. Add he cubed bottlegourd pieces, mix well,cover and cook till half done.
6.Add chilli powder,salt,rasam powder, saute,cover and cook till 3/4 of it is done.

7.Then add the extracted juice from tamarind along with some water and mix well.Add just the required amount of water for the gravy.

8.Cover and cook .Add coriander powder,cumin powder,mehi powder,chopped coriander leaves,jaggery .Mix and cook until sauce thickens as well a the cubes are thoroughly cooked.

9.Garnish and serve with steamed rice.

Sending this to State Specials Event.

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