Monday, June 29, 2009

Sorakaya Bajji/Bottle Guard Curry

Soraka Bajji/Bottle Guard Curry, this is one of the regional cuisine of Andhra.............this is simple and comfort food ........enriched with flavours of curry leaves and Seasoning......

Ingredients: 1medium sized bottle gourd (peeled, cut into small pieces), 1tomato(cut into pieces), 3 green chillies(cut length wise), 3tsp.tamarind pulp, 1/4tsp.turmeric, 1onion(roughly chopped ), salt to taste, 2tsp.coriander leaves for garnishing

Seasoning: 3-4tsp.oil, 1/2 tbsp.mustard, 1/2tsp.jeera, 2springs curry leaves, 1tbsp.channa dhal, 1tbsp.urad dhal, a pinch of asafoetida.
Cook bottle gourd pieces/soraqkaya mukkalu, tomato, green chillies, turmeric in to 1 cup of water until soft, then add salt, tamarind and again it for 5 min., now remove it from the heat and mash it a little with ladle or serving spoon( it should not be mussy but, semi paste) and keep it aside. In a pan take oil, once it is hot add mustard seeds, jeera, channa dhal, urad dhal, curry leaves, asafoetida, once they start to spread aroma add the onions and cook till they are soft and pink, now add this seasoning to the mashed curry and cook it for 3min. on medium heat, garnish with coriander leaves(optional).........serve it with steamed rice...

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