Today we are going to make a non-spicy vegetable side dish recipe – Bottle Gourd Curry. In Bengal it is a common recipe of bottle gourd. The dish is very tasty,healthy and easy to prepare.
Cooking time – 40 minutes. Serve – 4
1.Bottle gourd – 1
2.Nigella seeds(kalonji) – 1 tsp.
3.Chopped coriander leaves – 4 tsp.
4.Sugar – 1 tsp.
5.Salt to taste.
6.Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp.
7.Oil – 3 tbsp.
8.Green chilly – 2
9.Wheat flour – 1 tbsp.
10.Bori (sun dried urad dal dumpling) – 6.(optional)
1.Peel the bottle gourd and cut into halves. Immerse in water for 15 minutes.Drain and cut into fine, thin strips. Boil the strips with 1 tsp. of salt and 1 cup of water for 5-6 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat oil in a frying pan,when hot reduce the heat and fry the bori until deep brown on both sides. Remove the fried bori from the oil, keep aside.
2.In the remaining oil add kalonji, stir fry for few seconds. Add the drained bottle gourd, turmeric powder and little salt,mix well. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of water, sugar and green chilly and simmer until there is no liquid left. Add wheat flour and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes with continuous stirring. Add the fried bori and coriander leaves, mix well and remove pan from heat. Cover and give 10 minutes standing time.
Healthy Bottle Gourd Curry is ready. Serve it with steamed rice or roti.