Bottle gourd & Black eyed peas kurma

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                                                    Ready to serve Bottle gourd Black eyed peas kurma

Serves 4-5

Time taken: 45 minutes

Bottle gourd in english is gar-doodhi in konkani and  Lauki in marati and Sorekayi in kannada is a vegetable very sweet and is either long or round in its shape which is supposed to be loaded with lot of medicinal value, but not at all popular veggie at all and the black eyed peas we call it Alasande bee in konkani and Alsande beeja in kannada.  I have already put up bottle gourd chutney, bottle gourd payasam and today after a long time this is the third recipe of this veggie on this blog.

What you need to have: 

1. Cued Bottle gourd – 3-4 cups

2. Black eyed peas – 1 cup(frozen)


                                                       Cubed Bottle gourd & frozen black eyed peas

 Ingredients of seasoning & Garnishing:

1. Chopped onions – 1 cup

2. Chopped Tomatoes – 1/2 cup

3. Tej patta/Masala patta – 2

4. Green chili -3-4

5. Cinnamon stick -1

6. Cardamom -2

7. Cloves -2-3

8. Cooking oil – 2-3 TeaspoonsKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                                      Ingredients of Seasoning

9. Ginger-garlic paste – 1/2 Teaspoon each

9. Coriander powder – 1 Teaspoon

10. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Teaspoon

11. Red chili powder – 1/2 Teaspoon

12. Garam masala powder – 1/2 Teaspoon (home made)

13. Chopped cilantro – as needed ( to garnish)KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                      Other ingredients of seasoning & garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal and chop the gourd and cook it in the cooker adding salt so that it is not mashed.

2. Place a wide skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on medium flame.  When heated, add Tej patta to it along with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon.  When the pleasant aroma oozes out add slit green chili to it and fry till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                        Masala ingredients being fried in oil

3. Now add chopped onions and a little salt to it and fry till transparent.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                          Chopped onions being fried

4. When done add chopped tomatoes and fry till mushy. When done add ginger-garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                  Tomatoes being fried till mushy

5. Add all powders in a row and give a stir to it.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                              All powders being added

Ingredients of wet masala: 

1. Yoghurt – 1/2 Cup

2. Poppy seeds – 1 Tablespoon

3. Almonds – 1 TablespoonKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                  Ingredients of wet masala

6. Soak Almonds in water for about an  hour.  Peal and grind along with curds, poppy seeds to a fine paste.  In the mean time while the masala being done just wash and cook the frozen black eyed peas  in the micro wave  oven till done.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                                        Grind wet paste

7. Add cooked bottle gourd and also the black eyed peas to the seasoned masala and give a strong stir.  Now add the wet masala to it and also add a little water to bring it to the required consistency also check for salt  and close it with a lid lowering the flame cook till ever thing combines to form a homogeneous mix.  Switch of the flame and garnish with chopped cilantro.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                       Grind masala being added to the veggie mix

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                       Ready to serve Bottle gourd -peas kurma

8. Transfer it to a serving bowl for a better view of the dish.  Serve with rice and roti.  Yummmmmmmmmm!!!!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                              Bottle gourd & Black eyed peas kurma

Serves 4-5

Time taken : 45 minutes

Good to remember:

1. Use fresh and tender bottle gourd for better taste.

2. One can even use sprouted black eyed peas if available.


4 thoughts on “Bottle gourd & Black eyed peas kurma

    Viji Subramaniam said:
    September 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Great ! Shld try it .I have not made with bottle gourd n black eyed peas
    .Thanks .

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 25, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Viji,

      Thanx a lot for your comments. Around one moth left for chandu’s birthday!!!

    Saranya said:
    September 25, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Awesome one!! 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 26, 2014 at 10:00 am

      Hi Saranya,

      Thanx a lot yaar!!!!1

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