Saturday, December 8, 2018

Bolu Darale(Bolu Peere / Luffa Gourd / Sponge Gourd) Dose

3 - 4 medium sized Bolu Darale / Luffa Gourd
2 cups White Rice
1 cup grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Sambar powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
3 - 4 Red Chillies
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Jaggery
Button sized Asafoetida
8 - 10 strands of Curry Leaves
Salt to taste


Soak rice in water for about 4-5 hrs. Wash soaked rice 2-3 times and keep it aside. Grind soaked rice along with red chillies, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, grated coconut, curry leaves, salt, asafoetida, sambar powder, jaggery, tamarind, turmeric powder and water into smooth paste. Pour this ground mixture in a vessel and add water if required. Don't make the batter too thin.

Peel the luffa gourd and cut it into thin round pieces as shown in the picture below.

Heat the Tava(Iron Tava preferred). Dip the luffa gourd pieces in the prepared rice batter and place it over the tava as shown in the picture below. Add 1 tsp of oil/ghee on top of dosa, cover it in a lid and cook it for a minute in medium flame.

Cook other side of the dosa as well for about 1-2 mins by covering the lid.

Serve hot along with any chutney/ sambar.  It also goes well along with chutney powders. The ingredients mentioned above will serve 8-10 Ridge Gourd Dosas.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Bolu Darale(Bolu Peere / Luffa Gourd / Sponge Gourd) Palya

3 medium sized Bolu Darale / Bolu Peere / Luffa Gourd
3 - 4 tsp Grated Coconut
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Chilly powder
Big Pinch of Turmeric powder
Grape sized Jaggery
Salt to taste
3/4 tsp Black Gram Seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1 strand Curry leaves
1 - 2 tsp Oil


Peel the skin of sponge gourd and chop it into longer thin pieces(1 inch sized) as shown in the picture below.

Put mustard seeds, black gram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and fry for few seconds.

Add turmeric powder, chopped sponge gourd, chilly powder, jaggery salt and mix them well.

Sprinkle few drops of water and cook them well by covering a lid.

Add grated coconut into 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, Chapathis and Rotti.