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!

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
2 tsp oil
a dash of asafoetida


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


Pavani said...

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

Priya Suresh said...

Love the addition of roasted moongdal, delicious curry..

Unknown 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.

Unknown said...

Hi Sharmi,

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


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..

chef and her kitchen 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 Kumar said...

Adding moong dhal powder makes the curry look lovely.

Unknown 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.