Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. We are on our way to my cousin's place in Delaware for the weekend, so this is going to be a short post today.

Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)

I had a small piece of sorakaya (bottle gourd) in the fridge that needed to be used up before we left for the weekend and I also had thelaga pindi (powder made from sesame pulp after squeezing the oil) in the fridge. Luckily I remembered watching a cooking show where the chef  used both the ingredients in a curry and so that's what I made. Thelaga pindi can be used just like sesame seed powder to sprinkle on curries.

Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. We are on our way to my cousin's place in Delaware for the weekend, so this is going to be a short post today. I had a small piece of sorakaya (bottle gourd) in the fridge that needed to be used up before we left for the weekend and I also had thelaga pindi (po...

Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisineandhra
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Sorakaya/ bottle gourd - peeled and diced
3cups
Tomato - medium, chopped
1
Green chilies - slit
2
Ground coriander
½tsp
Turmeric
½tsp
Red chili powder (adjust as per taste)
½tsp
Thelaga pindi
2tbsp
Mustard seeds
1tsp
Cumin seeds
1tsp
Dry red chili
1
Curry leaves
8~10
Salt
to taste

Steps

  1. Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan; add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter add dry red chili and curry leaves.
  2. Next add bottlegourd, green chilies and turmeric. Mix well, cover and cook until tender, about 8~10 minutes.
  3. Add ground coriander, red chili powder, salt and thelaga pindi. Mix well and cook for another 3~4 minutes.
  4. Serve with steamed rice or even rotis.
Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)
Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge' -- January - Week 2.

Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)
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