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September 28, 2021

Vazhaithandu Poriyal – Banana stem poriyal recipe

How to make Vazhaithandu poriyal

This is my MIL’s style Vazhaithandu poriyal recipe (Banana stem curry) which is a super healthy and excellent side dish for sambar rice. We try to include Banana stem in our diet at least once in a week as it is a rich source of fiber, Potassium and Vitamin B6. It helps to ease constipation and is good for treating and preventing Kidney stones.

Mostly I make banana stem juice with buttermilk and salt. Sometimes I make poriyal, kuzhambu, thayir pachadi or add in sambar. Recent days I started to make Vazhaithandu dosa as well. Soon I will try to post a collection of all the Vazhaithandu recipes in my blog for easy reference.

Today’s recipe is a very easy and simple Tamil nadu style poriyal recipe with Vazhaithandu. My MIL makes it without onion and garlic but I used garlic today. Also she uses red chilli for spicy taste whereas I used sambar powder for variation. It came out so well. We all loved it. Even Raksha who eats only dosa with Vazhaithandu ate this poriyal today without complaints.

Friends, do try this yummy and healthy raw banana stem poriyal for rice and enjoy with your family. But make sure you use tender and fresh banana stem for best taste.

vazhaithandu poriyal recipe

Vazhaithandu poriyal / Banana stem curry for rice


Vazhaithandu poriyal / Banana stem curry for rice

Vazhaithandu poriyal / Banana stem curry for rice - Easy and healthy side dish using Banana stem.


 
Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: Side dish
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Vazhaithandu / Banana stem - 1
  • Moong dal - 1 tbsp
  • Sambar powder or red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Water - to cook
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Garlic - 5 cloves
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE BANANA STEM PORIYAL
  1. Remove the outer sheath of Banana stem.
  2. Wash and chop into circles and dip in thin buttermilk.
  3. Chop finely and keep it immersed in buttermilk till use.
  4. Take the chopped banana stem in a plate and add salt, moong dal.
  5. Mix well and keep the plate in a slanting way for 15 minutes. Water drains out. Discard the water. 
  6. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. 
  7. Add garlic cloves and saute for a minute. Squeeze the banana stem and add to kadai.
  8. Add turmeric powder and mix well. Sprinkle some water and cover the kadai. Keep the flame low and cook till moong dal and banana stem turns soft.
  9. Lastly add the sambar powder and grated coconut. Mix well and cook for few more minutes.
  10. Switch off the stove and garnish with coriander leaves if you like.
  11. Serve with sambar and rasam rice. Enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Remove the outer sheath of the banana stem and chop into thin roundels. Keep in buttermilk till use.

  • Now take the roundels and chop finely into small cubes. Keep them immersed in buttermilk.
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  • Take the chopped banana stem in a plate. Add salt, moong dal and mix well. Keep the plate in a slanting way so that banana stem leaves water which collects in the plate. Discard the water.
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  • Heat oil in a kadai and when it gets heated, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add chopped garlic and saute for few minutes.

  • Squeeze the banana stem and add to the kadai. Keep the flame low and saute for few minutes. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
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  • Sprinkle some water and cover cook till dal and banana stem turns soft and cooked well. Lastly add the grated coconut, sambar powder or red chilli powder. Mix well and cook for few minutes in low flame till raw smell goes off. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves (optional).vazhaithandu poriyal recipe
    Enjoy !

Note

  • You can saute red chilli along with garlic and skip chilli powder / sambar powder for less spice.
  • For variations, you can skip garlic and make it without onion and garlic.
  • If you like, you can add one finely chopped onion along with garlic and make this poriyal.
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September 13, 2021

Dosakaya Pappu–Andhra Style Cucumber Dal Recipe

Dosakaya pappu

Andhra style Cucumber dal / Dosakaya pappu is a super easy, quick dal recipe that can be prepared directly in a pressure cooker. Last week I had shared Karnataka style Cucumber palya / Salad Cucumber curry for rice. Its a super easy recipe. Similarly this Andhra style Dosakaya pappu is a super quick and healthy recipe with the combination of dal. I referred so many websites for this recipe and watched Vahchef’s YouTube video after a long time. 

Generally Andhra people use Yellow Cucumber for this recipe but I used Salad Cucumber as I had lots in my pantry. Even Vahchef used the Salad Cucumber in his video. So I was double happy and tried it confidently. Surprisingly it came out very well and most comforting with rice adding ghee. We all liked it. 

Friends, do try this Andhra special Dosakaya pappu recipe / Yellow Cucumber Dal for rice. You can enjoy with roti as well. Share your feedback with me!

Check out my Karnataka style Cucumber curry / Southekayi palya recipe too. 


Dosakaya pappu


Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe


Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe

Dosakaya Pappu | Andhra style Cucumber Dal Recipe for rice


 
Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Toor dal – 2 tbsp
  • Cucumber – 1 or 2 ( I used Salad Cucumber)
  • Big onion - 1
  • Tomato – 1 (optional)
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Tamarind - small gooseberry size
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Crushed garlic - 10
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing / Asafetida – a pinch
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE DOSAKAYA PAPPU
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber. Chop into big cubes.
  2. In a pressure cooker base, take the dal, chopped cucumber, onion, tomato, green chilli, ginger, turmeric powder, salt and water.
  3. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the mash the dal.
  4. Add little tamarind extract and boil well.
  5. Temper all the ingredients given under “ To temper”.
  6. Add to dal. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with plain rice adding ghee.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber, Chop into big cubes. Wash and chop onion, tomato (optional), green chilli and ginger.
  • Dosakaya pappu recipe
  • In a pressure cooker base, take the washed toor dal, moong dal, chopped cucumber, onion, green chilli, ginger and tomato pieces (optional). Add required water, turmeric powder, few drops of cooking oil and salt.
  • Dosakaya pappu recipe
  • Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well. Add 1/4 cup of tamarind extract and boil for few minutes.

  • Lastly temper mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilli, crushed garlic, red chilli powder and hing. Saute in low flame for a minute and add to dal. Boil the dal for few minutes till it reaches a desired consistency based on the thickness you need.
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  • Switch off the flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and serve hot with plain rice adding ghee. Enjoy !

Note

  • I used only one green chilli as I have added red chilli and red chilli powder.
  • Tomato is optional. Adding tamarind extract is enough. But I used tomato as well.

  

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August 26, 2021

Southekayi Palya – Cucumber Poriyal | Vellarikka Poriyal Recipe

southekayi palya

Cucumber (Southekayi in Kannada, Vellarikai in Tamil, Vellarikka in Malayalam, Dosakaya in Telugu, Kheera in Hindi) is a super healthy vegetable that is usually consumed as a salad. We eat it as such or add in Kosmbari or green gram carrot salad. But this time, I tried a simple, Karnataka style palya / poriyal/ curry with cucumber. Generally people in Karnataka use Mangalore Cucumber also known as Sambar Cucumber for making side dishes. But I used the salad Cucumber today.

This Cucumber poriyal is a no onion no garlic recipe. Its so easy to make and its cooking time is very less because of its water content. Sendhil and Raksha couldn’t make out its cucumber curry. It was so tasty and flavorful. Friends, if you are bored of making salad with Cucumber, try this palya. You will love it.

Lets see how to make Karnataka style Southekayi palya recipe with step by step pictures.

southekayi palya


Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe


Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe

Southekayi palya recipe / Cucumber curry / Vellarikai poriyal recipe for rice


 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Cucumber / Southekayi / Velarikkai - 2
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
To Temper
  • Coconut oil or cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 /2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 1 or 2
  • Asafetida / hing - 2 pinches

  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
HOW TO MAKE SOUTHEKAYI PALYA
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber. Chop into small cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, Urad dal, Chana dal, curry leaves, red chilli and hing.
  3. Add chopped Cucumber pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook in medium flame till Cucumber becomes soft.
  5. If there is water, boil for few minutes to drain.
  6. Lastly add the grated coconut and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  7. Serve hot with rice.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of Cucumber/ Southekayi. Trim the ends, chop into small cubes. Set aside.
    • southekayi palya
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.

  • Add the Cucumber pieces, turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and cover cook in low to medium flame till Cucumber turns soft. No need to add water because the water content in Cucumber is sufficient to cook. (If needed sprinkle little water)
  • southekayi palya
  • Stir the curry once or twice in the middle. Once its cooked, add grated coconut, chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Cook for a minute and switch off the flame. 
  • southekayi palya
    Enjoy with rice !

Note

  • No need to add water for cooking this vegetable. If necessary, just sprinkle little water. Say few tbsp.
  • For variations, you can add sambar powder instead of red chilli.
  • If you wish, you can grind coconut, one green chilli, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, 2 small onion coarsely and add to cucumber once its cooked. It gives a nice flavor to poriyal more like Kerala style thoran.


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August 10, 2021

Cabbage Carrot Poriyal – Muttaikose Carrot Poriyal

Cabbage carrot poriyal

Cabbage carrot poriyal (Muttaikose carrot poriyal) is one of the poriyal recipes I make at least once in a week. This tastes similar to Kerala style cabbage carrot thoran. Addition of coconut, cumin seeds, chilli, garlic and curry leaves makes the difference from regular cabbage carrot poriyal. We all loved this side dish for sambar and vatha kuzhambu rice.

For variations, you can skip the grinding part and saute all the spices. But its a simple version. Soon I will try to share that here. You can also add frozen peas along with carrot cabbage to make a tricolor poriyal. Today lets see how to make this yummy carrot cabbage poriyal for rice. If you like, you can mix this poriyal with rice adding ghee or sesame oil. It also tastes great. Do try this poriyal recipe and share your feedback with me.

Check out my other cabbage recipes below

Cabbage poriyal with moong dal

Cabbage thoran

Cabbage masala poriyal

Cabbage sambar

Cabbage vada

Bachelors style cabbage stir fry

Cabbage green peas biryani

Cabbage kootu

Cabbage kurma kuzhambu

Purple cabbage poriyal

Purple cabbage salad

cabbage carrot poriyal

Cabbage carrot poriyal recipe


Cabbage carrot poriyal recipe

Cabbage carrot poriyal recipe / Muttaikose carrot poriyal


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Chopped cabbage - 2 cups
  • Carrot - 2 (big sized)
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish
To grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli - 1 to 2 (I used 1)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic cloves - 4
  • Curry leaves - 5
HOW TO MAKE CABBAGE CARROT PORIYAL
  1. Wash and peel carrot, chop finely. Wash and chop cabbage.
  2. Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a coarse paste.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chlli and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped cabbage and carrot. Saute for few minutes. Add salt, turmeric powder. Mix well.
  5. Add little water and cover cook till the vegetables are cooked soft.
  6. Add ground coconut paste and mix well. Cook in low flame for few minutes till raw smell goes off.
  7. Switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with sambar, vatha kuzhambu and plain rice. 
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of carrot. Chop finely. Wash and chop cabbage finely. Set aside.

  • Grind all the ingredients given under “to grind” to a coarse paste without adding water. Keep it aside.

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, curry leaves. Add the chopped cabbage and carrot.
  • cabbage carrot poriyal
  • Saute for few minutes and add salt, turmeric powder, mix well for few minutes.
  • cabbage carrot poriyal
  • Now add some water and cover cook in low flame till carrot and cabbage is cooked soft. Open the lid and mix gently.

  • After all the water is absorbed, add the ground coconut paste. Mix in low flame till its raw smell goes off. Switch off the flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.cabage carrot poriyalcabage carrot poriyal  
  • Add some lemon juice and add mix well. Serve hot with sambar, vatha kuzhambu and plain rice mixing with ghee or sesame oil.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • You can skip garlic while grinding.
  • You can also add frozen green peas and make it colorful.


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August 4, 2021

Ponnanganni Keerai Thogayal Recipe / Dwarf Copperleaf Chutney Recipe

Ponnanganni keerai thogayal

Recently I got a bunch of Sigappu Ponnanganni keerai (Seemai ponnanganni)/ Dwarf copperleaf (in English, Honagone soppu in Kannada, Ponnangannicheera in Malayalam, Ponnagantikura in Telugu, Gudari Saag in Hindi) from my in-laws house backyard in Salem. We all know Ponnanganni keerai is good for eyes but it has lots of other health benefits like its good for arthritis pain, contains more calcium and beta carotene, good for liver and relieves constipation. Usually I make sambar with that keerai as its our family favorite. This time I tried this Ponnanganni keerai thogayal / chutney for rice.

I followed the recipe from Madhu samayal YouTube channel but I reduced the quantity of chilli and other ingredients based on our taste. It came out so well. We all loved it. Sendhil and Raksha happily had it with plain rice. They also suggested me to make it often.

I had this chutney with dosa as well. It was good. But do not consume this chutney at night because it may create bloating and gas problems in stomach. Friends, do try this easy and yummy Ponnanganni keerai thogayal / Dwarf copper leaf chutney recipe for rice. You will love it.

Check out my Ponnanganni keerai sambar recipe.

ponnanganni keerai chutney

Ponnanganni keerai thogayal recipe


Ponnanganni keerai thogayal recipe

Ponnanganni keerai thogayal recipe for rice and dosa


 
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Dwarf copper leaf / Ponnanganni keerai - 1 cup (loosely packed)
  • Ghee or sesame oil - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tbsp
  • Small onion - 5
  • Garlic cloves - 4
  • Red chilli - 1
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Tamarind - small gooseberry size 
  • Curry leaves – 5
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed
To Temper
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
HOW TO MAKAE PONNANGANNI KEERAI CHUTNEY
  1. Wash and clean ponnanganni keerai and discard the stem part.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Saute urad dal, chana dal, chillies, onion, garlic.
  3. Add curry leaves, washed keerai. Saute till it shrinks in quantity.
  4. Add required water and cook till keerai becomes soft and well cooked.
  5. Do not cover cook the keerai. Lastly add the tamarind, salt, coconut and switch off the flame. Let it cool down.
  6. Grind to a smooth paste adding required water.
  7. Temper in ghee and add to chutney. Mix with plain rice and enjoy !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Remove the ponnanganni keerai leaves from stem and discard the stem part. Wash the leaves thrice to remove the impurities.
  • ponnanganni keerai chutney
  • Heat oil or ghee in a kadai. Saute urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, green chilli till dal turns golden in color. Now lower the flame and add small onion, garlic and saute till onion turns transparent.
  • ponnanganni keerai chutney
  • Lastly add the washed keerai, curry leaves and saute till it shrinks in quantity. Add required water and cook in open pan till keerai becomes soft and well cooked. It takes 10 to 15 minutes in medium flame. Do not cover cook the keerai.
  • ponnanganni keerai chutney
  • Add the tamarind, required salt, grated coconut and mix well. Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  • ponnanganni keerai chutney
  • Grind to a smooth paste adding required water. Temper mustard seeds, urad dal in ghee and add to thogayal.
  • Mix well and serve with plain rice adding ghee.
    Enjoy !
    ponnanganni keerai chutney

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of green chilli and red chilli as per your taste.
  • Do not skip tamarind. You can use 2 tomatoes if you want to skip tamarind.
  • If you are making for idli dosa, you can add more coconut.

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July 27, 2021

Padavalanga Thoran | Kerala Style Snake Gourd Thoran Recipe

Padavalanga thoran recipe

Today’s recipe is an easy, yummy Kerala style snake gourd curry which is known as Padavalanga thoran in Malayalam. Basically I love Kerala thoran recipes. I used to make cabbage thoran at home regularly. This time I used Snake gourd for a change. It came out so well and flavorful. We all loved it. I am happy that I got a choice of thoran for my next Onam sadya menu. For variations, you can add payaru along with snake gourd. I also saw few recipes with eggs. 

Friends, do try this Kerala style Padavalanga thoran recipe. You will love it like us.

Check out my other KERALA RECIPES too. 

Kerala style snake gourd curry

Kerala style Snake gourd curry / Padavalanga thoran recipe


Kerala style snake gourd curry / Pavadalanga thoran recipe

Kerala style snake gourd curry / Padavalanga thoran recipe for rice


 
Cuisine: Kerala
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS

  • Snake gourd – 2
  • Toor dal or Chana dal – 2 tbsp ( I dint use it)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To grind
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Small onion - 2
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
To Temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Red chilli – 1
HOW TO MAKE PADAVALANGA THORAN
  1. Wash and peel the skin of Snake gourd. Chop finely.
  2. Grind coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds and onion coarsely.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped snake gourd and dal. Pressure cook toor dal or chana dal along with snake gourd.
  5. Cook for 2 whistle in high flame. Remove and drain excess water.
  6. Add ground coconut and mix gently.
  7. Cook for few minutes and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of snake gourd. Trim the edges. Remove the soft portion in the middle and chop finely.

  • Padavalanga thoran
  • Grind coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds and onion coarsely without adding water. Set aside.

  • Padavalanga thoran
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped snake gourd, chana dal or toor dal , salt and mix well. Add little water and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and release the pressure naturally.
    Padavalanga thoran
  • Open the cooker and boil till the excess water drains off. Add the ground coconut paste and mix gently.

  • Padavalanga thoran
  • Cook for few minutes in low flame. Switch off the flame and serve hot with rice.
    Enjoy !

Note

  • You can skip the dal and cook snake gourd alone.
  • Adding more coconut gives a nice flavor and taste.
  • You can skip onion while grinding coconut.


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July 12, 2021

Sorakkai Poriyal / Bottle Gourd Curry recipe

sorakkai poriyal

Recently I started experimenting varieties of recipes with Sorakkai / Bottle gourd. Usually I make sorakkai sambar or sorakkai dosa at home. This time I wanted to try lauki paratha and lauki curry for rice. I learnt this easy and yummy Sorakkai verkadalai poriyal / bottle gourd poriyal with peanuts from my neighbor. Bottle gourd with peanut combo tastes so good with rice. You can make this poriyal in a kadai as bottle gourd cooks quickly. No need to use pressure cooker.

For variations, you can use grated coconut instead of roasted peanuts powder. Also you can use green chilli or sambar powder as per your taste. Friends, do try this easy and tasty sorakkai poriyal. You will love it.

Sorakkai Sambar

Sorakkai kootu

Sorakkai dosai

Sorakkai sweet kootu and paal kootu

bottle gourd curry

Sorakkai poriyal recipe / Bottle gourd curry


Sorakkai poriyal recipe / Bottle gourd curry

Sorakkai poriyal recipe / Bottle gourd curry for rice


 
Cuisine: Tamil nadu
Category: side dish
Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Bottle gourd / Sorakkai - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Big onion - 1 (-do-)
  • Green chilli or Sambar powder - 2 (slit) / 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted peanuts - 1/4 cup
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Chana dal - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp

HOW TO MAKE BOTTLE GOURD CURRY / SORAKKAI PORIYAL
  1. Wash and peel the skin of bottle gourd. Chop finely.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves.
  3. Add onion, green chilli, hing and saute till transparent. Add chopped bottle gourd.
  4. Add required salt, turmeric powder and mix well. Cover cook till it becomes soft.
  5. Roast peanuts and powder it. Add peanut powder , grated coconut once bottle gourd is cooked well.
  6. Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with rice.
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash and peel the skin of bottle gourd. Cut vertically and remove the sponge / soft part. Chop into small pieces and set aside. Roast peanuts till its skin crackle. Grind to a coarse powder.
  • sorakkai poriyal
      sorakkai poriyal
    • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and hing. Add onion, green chilli and saute till transparent.
    • sorakkai poriyal
    • Add the chopped bottle gourd pieces and saute for few minutes. Add turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt. You can add green chilli instead of sambar powder. 
    • sorakkai poriyal
    • Mix well and add 1/4 cup of water. Cover cook till it becomes soft but looks firm in shape. 
    • Lastly add the roasted peanut powder, grated coconut and mix well. Serve with plain rice, sambar and vatha kuzhambu rice. Enjoy !
    • sorakkai poriyal

    Note

    • Bottle gourd cooks quickly. So cover cook in the kadai till its done.
    • For variations, you can use either peanut powder or grated coconut. 


    Try this easy, simple and healthy bottle gourd poriyal. You will love it.
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