Monday, February 8, 2010

Sorekayi Palya/bottle gourd curry

Bottle gourd is also known as sorekayi in kannada or lauki in hindi. This is an easily digestible vegetable and can be given for kids as well. Though the appearance is not so inviting to eat, when you know the nutrients of this vegetable sometimes you need to let go on the looks ;).

This veggie is not only highly rich in iron and protein but also in fibre. The more fibre your intake has the more is good for your system (i remember this ‘fibre’ term really was like a bootha sitting on my head throughout my pregnancy). Recently I tried a new style of making sorekayi palya from a book that my dad gifted me and felt it quite interesting with chapathi! Here’s how it goes – for all who have just tried the same monotonous style of lauki subzi, maybe you could give this a try J

Ingredients

Serves: 2

Sorekayi/bottle gourd chopped – 1 ½ cups

Cilantro – ¼ cup

Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp

Oil – 5tsp

Grated coconut – ½ cup

Green chillies – 2 or 3

Ginger – 1 inch piece

Mustard seeds – ½ tsp

Cumin seeds –1tsp

Asafoetida – ¼ tsp

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Plain yogurt ( i prefer onken smooth) – ½ cup

Salt to taste

Method

  1. Grind together coconut, green chillies, fenugreek seeds, ginger, cilantro, mustard seeds and salt to a fine paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and make the tempering with cumin seeds, turmeric, and asafoetida. To this add the chopped bottle gourd, cover and cook. Once the pieces are cooked well add the masala paste and yogurt and mix well.
  3. Let this come to boil and then take it off from heat to serve it with hot rice or chapathi!




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12 comments:

  1. I was expecting dry curry, after reading the title. Like anyting with sorekayi, new kind of curry to me, looks very tasty.

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  2. A different type of curry recipe for me. It must have made a great combo with chapathi alwa..

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  3. That looks really yummy wid loads of flavors

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  4. Its a new version...Looks creamy and yummy....

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  5. mouth watering like LOVIKI NODIDARE BAYALLINEERUBARUTTE CHANNAGI MADIDDIYA GOOD LUCK HEEREKAYDU CHANNAGIDE TUMBANE CHANNAGIDE Geethapriya.

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  6. Never had this with yogurt, looks very tempting and delicious!!!

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  7. Thumba Channagide ri..nice cobination with Rotti/ Chapati...

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  8. Hey,

    looks very tempting good with piping hot rice & with or without thili saaru..... Hmmmm......

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  9. Thanks Madhu, yeah actually this is the 1st time i tried this recipe and came out pretty well!

    Howdu LG tumba chenngitu, change beku ansdaga ee thara maadabahudu :)

    Thanks a lot for all your appreciation words, encourages me to post more - Tina,Prathibha, Mahadevapura.

    @Ramya - yeah me too had it for the 1st time :)

    @Vanamala -Yes very simple indeed!

    Thanks Jyoti for being my follower :)

    @Ash - howdu tumba chennagi aagitu palya.
    Wow I cant believe it, TOFAS for me....am so excited thanks a lot, will collect them from you soon :)and Happy Valentine's Day to u too dear!

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  10. Sorekayi all dressed up and looking yum! Loved the heerekai bajjis too!

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  11. Same kind of sorekaipalya can be prepared by grinding groundnut with the other ingredients that you have used, except fenugreek and no curd. Use red chillies instead.
    it takes heavenly, specially kids will like it.

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