Feb 17, 2015

Sorakaya Masala (bottle Gourd Masala)

This month for third week my theme for BM is Brunch recipes. Usually Sundays we prefer to have brunch or late lunch mostly that will be brunch. I make some one pot meal and a snack or heavy breakfast dish like masala dosa with curd rice. For this some times I make puri with different gravy. But this bottle gourd masala (sorakaya masala) is my all time favorite. My mother used to make this curry for puris  for Sunday breakfast. Those days Sunday mornings will be TV time we use to have our breakfast in front of the TV watching Ramayan, tom and jerry and this continues till  12 o clocl for spiderman......

                                                                         Now I make puris once in a month may be because they are deep fried. But my choice will be this bottle gourd curry to go with puris other then potato curry. When I make puri with side dish alway try to make it as a brunch with combination of curd rice. For today also the same menu for my brunch recipes... Puri, sorakaya masala, curd rice...
Let's check the recipe.....
Bottle gourd  --- 1 cut in to small cubes
Onion   ----  1 big finely chopped
Green chillies  ---  3
Oil   ----  1 tab sp
Mustard ceeds  ---  1/2 tea sp
Cumin seeds   --- 1/2 tea sp
Curry leaves  ---  1 spring
Turmeric powder  --- 1/4 tea sp
Red chilli powder  ---  1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste

Grated coconut  ---  1 tab sp
Poppy seeds  --- 1 and half tea sp
Cashew nuts -- 8
Garlic cloves ---  6 cloves
Coriander powder  -- 1 tea sp
1. Grind all masala ingredients with little water in to a fine paste and set a side.
2. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds let them splutter then add cumin seeds, curry leaves.
3. Add finely chopped onion and green chillies and fry till onion turns in to pale.
4. Add bottle gourd pieces,turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt to taste mix well.
Keep the flame in low, cover and cook for few seconds.
5. Remove the lid mix well, add ground masala mic well cook again for few seconds, add 1 cup water mix well cover and cook in amedium heat till bottle gourd pieces turn soft and gravy looks like semi gravy.
Serve hot with puri, roti, rice.
Other then bottle gourd you can make this curry with boiled eggs, chow chow, drum stick, brinjal,
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Srivalli said...

That's a heavy gravy padma, am sure it tastes great with pooris..and sunday was almost the same for us too..:)

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Lip-smacking good!! Bookmarked i m trying this for our weekend breakfast!

Varada's Kitchen said...

Childhood memories especially those around food are so strong. Even the aroma of a favorite food takes us right back.

Kalyani said...

I think the earlier comment didn't go thru---

Bottlegourd is so hated at home, this looks like a delicious curry to make with pooris. Bookmarking this Padma .. Thanks

kitchen queen said...

yummy curry.

Priya Suresh said...

Am sure this sorakaya masala with puffy pooris will definitely makes a super filling brunch, looks soo rich.

Suma Gandlur said...

It sounds like a good brunch. That's one rich gravy, would work with other veggies too.

Sneha's Recipe said...

Tasty bottle gourd masala.

sushma said...

My mom used to make this curry. Looks lovely.

Harini R said...

Wow! the gravy sounds rich.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is a very different recipe that I have not tried before. My son loved bottle gourd and I will try this sometime.

cookingwithsapana said...

Very nice curry and looks delicious too.

Pavani said...

Wow what a yummy sorakaya kura. It must taste awesome with pooris.