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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sorekayi Palya

Ingredients:

1/2 medium sized BottleGourd / Sorekayi

3-4 tsp Grated Coconut

1/4 tsp Chilly powder

Pinch of Turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1/2 tsp Blackgram Seeds

1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

2-3 Curry leaves

1 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Peel the bottle gourd and chop it into longer thin pieces(1 inch sized) as shown in the picture below. Remove the seeds if it is ripen.

Add mustard seeds, blackgram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, chopped bottle gourd and fry it for few seconds. Add 1/4 cup of water, chilly powder, turmeric powder and cook it well. Put grated coconut in a mixer for about 1 min by adding little amount of water and keep it aside. Once the water content is almost dried, add ground coconut to palya and mix it well. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2 mins. It goes well with Rice.

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