Lauki/Sorakaya Pulusu

Preparation Method: 
Heat a deep skillet and add 2 tbs oil. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add cumin, chopped onions, methi seeds, green and red chillies and turmeric powder. Mix well.

Add bottle gourd/sorakaya pieces and saute for a minute.

Add tamarind paste and 2 cups of water. Add jaggery. Cover and cook for 7-8 minutes. Stir once-in-a-while.

Remove lid and add salt, chilly powder and dhaniya powder. Simmer for 10 minutes/until sauce starts thickening.

Garnish with Cilantro and serve with steamed Rice.


Indian Bottle Gourd/Sorakaya - 1 small cut into rectangular pieces
Onion - 1 small chopped
Green chillies - 3 slit lengthwise
Dry Red chillies - 2
Methi seeds - a pinch
Mustard seeds - 1/4rth tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4rth tsp
Jaggery/Gud - a small cube/ 1 tbs
Turmeric powder - 2 pinches
Tamarind paste - 1 tsp
Coriander/Dhaniya powder - 1tsp
Salt and Chilly powder - to taste
Cilantro/Coriander - to garnish
Preparation Time: 
30 min
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