Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anapakaya Paluposina Kura/ Bottlegourd- Milk Curry

Once mom planted some anapakaya seeds, which bore 3 vines with so many bottlegourds that even after distributing it in our entire neighbourhood we had many more left. So mom cooked with this very frequently. Though my father and me enjoyed them, my brother didnot like them and still doesnot.
                                      I use the bottlegourd a lot, one reason being they are low in fat and high in fiber, the second being that it one vegetable I find every week in my grocery store. I make a tamarind based curry, with tomato, chutney, use it in sambar, dappalam, pappu. But this is a simple, easy yet a flavourful dish.

1 medium sized bottle gourd, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces,
1/2 medium onion, chopped,
1 green chilly chopped,
1/2 cup milk.
1 tbsp Oil,
1 tsp mustrad seeds,
1tsp jeera,
2 red chillies, torn
2 gralic cloves,
6-8 curry leaves,
1/2 tbsp urad dal, minappappu.

  • In a vessel, add the chopped bottlegourd.
  • Place onions, green chilly, turmeric on top of the bottle gourd pieces. Add 1/4 cup water.
  • Close lid and let simmer till the bottle gourd is cooked and all the water evaporates.
  • Add salt. Combine.
  • Add the milk and cook till the curry comes together. Donot close the lid at this point.
  • Keep aside.
  • Heat oil and add the urad dal and when it starts changing color, add the mustard seeds, jeera and when they splutter, add the torn red chillies, garlic and when they turn color, add the curry leaves.
  • Add this to the bottlegourd curry and combine.
  • Serve with white rice or rotis.
  • Enjoy!!!


Harika baratam said...

Bottle guard curry looks awesome. Lively bhargavi.

divya said...

Such a lovely pic, very tempting too…looks mouthwatering

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. Very delicious and authentic recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. First time here.. You have a nice space with wonderful recipes.. happy to follow your site.. thanks for the awesome recipes :)
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