Friday, 14 December 2012

Spicy and creamy bottlegourd gravy

Who said bottlegourd can be boring always with dal or some non-spicy gravy?? Try this flavourful and creamy gravy... u will be asked for some more   ;)

Ingredients required

To be sauted and blended into masala paste
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatos
  • 2-3 slit green chillies
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Everest kitchen king masala
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Half tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
To be blended into creamy paste
  • 4 tsp coconut water
  • 2 tsp khus khus
  • 1 tsp putane ki dal/pottu kadalai
  • 2-3 whole cashewnuts
other ingredients
  • 1 cup bottlegourd pieces, deskinned, deseeded and chopped into big pieces
  • 3 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves, to garnish


Saute ingredients given under masala paste and blend them after they are cooled.

In a kadaai, add bottlegourd pieces and masala paste, heat in simmer flame till bottlegourd gets three fourth cooked.

Now, add creamy paste and heat for ten more minutes, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with parathas

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