Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sorakaya Pachchadi (Bottle Gourd Chutney)


1. Sorakaya
2. Green Chillies  - 5
3. Tamarind Paste - half table spoon
4. Garlic - 3 cloves
5. Cumin Seeds
6. Coriander
7. Tadka ( Red Chillies, Chana Dal, Curry Leaves,Mustard seeds)
8. Salt
9. Blender (needless to say ;) )

Cooking Time : 10 mins - 15 mins

1. Peel and cut the bottle gourd into decent size chunks. Also cut the green chillies.
2. In a vessel, heat a little oil and add the bottle gourd pieces and green chillies. Let them cook till the bottle gourd pieces turn a little soft.
3. Once the pieces are soft, allow them to cool a bit and shift them to a blender.
4. Now add cut garlic cloves, cumin seeds, salt , coriander, tamarind paste to the pieces and blend .
5. Take it off the blender once you get the desired texture for your chutney.
6. Heat a little oil add all the ingredients mentioned in the tadka. Wait till the mustard seeds splutter.
7. Add this tadka to the chutney and mix.

Serve with hot rice and ghee .

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