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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 (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.

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Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry) Yum
Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 cups bottle gourd Sorakaya/ - peeled and diced
  • 1 Tomato - medium, chopped
  • 2 chilies Green - slit
  • ½ tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp Thelaga pindi
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 red chili Dry
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Course side dish
Cuisine andhra
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 3 cups bottle gourd Sorakaya/ - peeled and diced
  • 1 Tomato - medium, chopped
  • 2 chilies Green - slit
  • ½ tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red (adjust as per taste)
  • 2 tbsp Thelaga pindi
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 red chili Dry
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)
Instructions
  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.
Recipe Notes

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

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9 thoughts on “Sorakaya Thelagapindi Kura (Bottlegourd Curry)”

  1. Ok I must ask my Mom on this pindi pavani, this is not part of the Rayalaseema cuisine, so never actually done it myself..though we do use lot of sesame seeds in our curries…Mom watches these cookery shows and I get my inspiration from her recollecting those, must ask her again….lovely looking bowl..

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