Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sorakaya or Anapakaya/ Bottle Gourd Tomato Curry

Sorakaya Tomato Kura
Tasty simple dish.


Sorakaya or Bottle gourd- ara cheyi anta size or Palm size (skin removed and cut into small bite size pieces)
Turmeric - pinch
Water - as needed

Add Sorakaya pieces in small pressure cooker add water until pieces are immersed until 3/4 th. add turmeric and cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles. keep aside.


Heat a deep medium nonstick pan on a medium heat, once heated add oil 2 and 1/2 tbsp ,  once heated little bit add 3 slit and chopped green chillies, 1 sprig curry leaves, once fried add 1 large chopped onion and fry until light golden color. reduce heat to low and add 1/2 garlic bulb (skin removed and add as whole), 1/2 tsp gg paste and fry for few mins. add 1 tsp home made masala powder (minus star anise in that recipe), 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 turmeric. mix well and fry for few secs. add 5 small whole tomatoes finely chopped and fry until mushy and oil shows up. add cooked sorakaya pieces first with the help of a slotted spoon, mix and cover and cook for few mins, then add reserved pressure cooked liquid, and salt to taste bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins, add handful or bit more chopped coriander leaves, cover and cook away for 5 mins more until oil shows up. Check for salt and Serve.

Serve with Roti's or Rice.


Pressure cooking before makes sorakaya pieces cook fast.


Sorakaya/ Anapakaya = Bottle gourd = Dudhi

© 2013 by Rajani Rayudu