Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bottle Gourd Fry


  • 1 Bottle gourd
  • 1/4 cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Tomato chopped
  • 2 flakes Garlic crushed
  • 3 tbsp Fried gram crushed (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp Oil 
  • Salt to taste

  1. Peel the skin of the bottle gourd and cut into half.
  2. Remove the seeds inside it and chop the vegetable into small cubes and keep aside.
  3. Now heat a pan, add oil, when hot add mustard seeds, when they splutter add onion and garlic.
  4. Fry them till transparent, add tomatoes and fry until oil leaves the sides.
  5. Now add chili powder and turmeric powder, saute well.
  6. Add the chopped vegetable and add salt and mix well.
  7. Reduce the flame to medium heat and cover the lid and cook until done.
  8. Keep stirring in between.
  9. When all the water is evaporated and the vegetable is cooked add coriander leaves and crushed fried gram.
  10. Mix well and transfer to a bowl.
  11. Serve as a side dish along with rice and roti.

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