Sorakaya Kura


Bottle gourd-small
1 ½ onion chopped
1 /2 tsp garlic paste
2-3 green chilli
2 Red chilli
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp cumin seeds
asafoetida -pinch
1/3 tsp turmeric
few curry leaves
1 tbsp Oil

Peel and chop bottle gourd to small pieces.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. When hot add asafoetida and mustard seeds. As it starts simmering add cumin seeds, onion, garlic paste, red & green chilli and curry leaves. When the onion turns golden brown add chopped bottle gourd pieces and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add turmeric, salt and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and pressure cook for one whistle OR cook on low flame till bottle gourd is nearly soft.
Open the lid when the pressure is released. Add ½ cup milk and cook till the curry consistency is thick. Remove from flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with steamed rice or roti
Vijaya Dandu