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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bottlegourd in Tamarind Sauce(Sorakaya pulusu)

Summer days are coming to end. It is raining on and off in our area from last 3 days. I like rainy season bcz it brings new life to the nature. I want to eat something hot and tangy and so prepared this bottlegourd gravy.

Sorakaya pulusu

1/4 Bottlegourd peeled and cut into cubes
1 meduim onion, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
2 tbsp tamarind paste
Chunk of jaggery or 2 tbsp of sugar
2 chilies
salt and redchilli powder

Ingredients for tadka/seasoning:
1 tbsp each cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chanadal and urad dal.

Sorakaya pulusu with rice

In a pan take 2 tbsp oil and fry all the seasoning ingredients. Add the onions and fry for sometime. Add green chillies and tomato. If you have tomato paste add 3 tbsp of tomato paste. Add bottlegourd pieces,salt,redchilli powder and combine everything. Add tamarind paste and some water and cook until sauce thickens. Before turning off stove add jaggery. Enjoy it hot with rice.
You can also see another version of this curry by vindu.


Blogger Vineela said...

HI sudha,
I do make this sorkaya pulusu.
thanks for sharing.

9:36 PM

Blogger Vineela said...

Hi Vineela,
Here still summer is on hit.
Where do you stay?

9:37 PM

Blogger KrishnaArjuna said...

sorakaya pulusu looks delicious Sudha.
This is the only way that I like to cook sorakaya..

2:43 PM


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