Bottle gourd/Sorakkai is one of my favourite vegetables my kids to love it.it has many medicinal properties like
Its has enormous impact on high blood pressure & heart disease.
The juice from its leaves cures jaundice.
It reduce fatigue and keep you fresh during summer.
And goes on.
Try to eat more at least during summer.
- Bottle gourd/ sorakkai- 1 medium
- Toor dal- 1\4 cup
- Green chilli-1
- Garlic pods- 5
- Cumin seeds/jeera- 1\2 tsp.
- Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp.
- Oil/ghee- 2 tsp
- Salt to taste.
- Mustard- to temper
1.Clean and soak dal in water for 10 mins.
2.Wash ,peel and chop bottle gourd in to medium or small pieces.
3.Cut onion and tomato and keep ready.
4.In a pressure cooker add dal, bottle gourd pieces, onion, tomato, green chilli,garlic pods,jeera.turmeric powder and 1 to 2 cup water.
5.Cook it for 10 minutes or 4-5 whistles.
6.When the pressure release,open it and mash well if not cooked well.Add the salt needed.
7.Then temper it with mustard.
This will be awesome with hot steamed rice with a tsp. of ghee.It can also be used as side dish for chapathi.
1.You can use any dal variety to make this. I mostly use toor dal.
2.You can use other veggies mixed with this too.
Link to WTML event of gayathiri happening at Shruti's space