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Sorakaya Poriyal / Bottle Gourd Stir Fry


I generally make kootu with Bottle gourd. Today I enjoyed my meal with Vathakuzhambu, Paruppu Thuvayal and Sorakaya Poriyal. This stir fry is a very simple dish and it is tasty too. Generally it goes well with any spicy curry.

Time of Preparation : 30 minutes
Spice level : 3
No of Servings : 3

Ingredients:

  • Bottle (small size) – 1 (chopped into small cubes)
  • Onion – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green Chillies – 4 (slitted lengthwise)
  • Channa dal – 4 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Urad dal split – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut (grated) – 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak the channa dal for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds followed by urad dal, asafoetida, green chillies and chopped onions.
  3. Fry till they become translucent and add the soaked channa dal and the chopped bottle gourd.
  4. Add some turmeric powder and water and cook it in a medium flame by covering the lid.
  5. After 10 to 15 minutes when the dal and the vegetables are completely cooked, remove the lid and add some salt.
  6. Cook till the water gets completely evaporated and add the grated coconut.
  7. Serve hot with Kara kuzhambu or Vathakuzhambu and papad.

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