Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sorakaya Podi Kura / Ghiya Sabzi (Bottle gourd curry)



Roasted yellow Moong dal is roasted and added to this curry. This can be served with rice and rotis!

Ingredients
1/2 cup Yellow moong Dal
2 cups chopped bottle gourd
2 green chilli slit length wise
4 tbsp fresh grated coconut
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
handful of curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt
2 tsp oil
a dash of asafoetida

Preparation

In a pan dry roast the moong dal till light brown. Let it cool. Powder it in the mixer coarsely and set aside. Heat a pan, add oil, splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. To this add chopped bottle gourd, salt and turmeric powder and cover with lid.
Cook for 10-12 minutes till the bottle gourd gets soft. Add grated coconut and ground moong dal powder. Mix well and leave it on low heat for 2 minutes.
Serve hot with Rice or rotis

12 comments:

Pavani said...

Adding roasted moong dal is a great idea. Book marked for trying soon.

Priya said...

Love the addition of roasted moongdal, delicious curry..

Smitha said...

Sorakaya is always present in my fridge!...I make many dishes with it, but havent made this in a log time...will make this soon...
Thanx Sharmi for visiting blog and leaving comments...keep visiting!

Pavani said...

I am able to see your pics.. Are you having trouble with my blog?? Another blogger also mentioned that to me.. Let me know, so i can check it out. Thank you.

indianspicemagic said...

Powdered moong dal is evenly coated on the veg.I am sure that every bit will delicious.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Sharmi,

Looks yummy dear..:0Nice preparation...:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Harini said...

hey roasted n powdered moong dal as an addition to dry curries is indeed a novel idea..I usually add it to tadka when I make it for kids..shall try this version too..

Prathibha said...

Lovely podi kura.....who will say no to the boring lauki if presented this way....looks yumm yumm

Kurinji said...

addition of moongdal gives rich look!

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Adding moong dhal powder makes the curry look lovely.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I so want to try this out right away. Your pic and recipe are soooooooo tempting.

Laavanya said...

What a novel way of making this dish... looks very good.