Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bottle gourd Khichadi

Bottle gourd is an easily available and common vegetable. It's got many beneficial values, when consumed cooked or uncooked. Here is a khichadi, just like a pachadi made out of this vegetable.

Ingredients

1 Medium size - Bottle gourd,peeled & chopped to small pieces
1 cup - Thick creamy & sour yogurt/curds
Salt to taste

Grind to a paste

3/4 to 1 cup - Freshly grated Coconut
4 - Green chili
4 to 5 - Garlic flakes
1'' piece - Ginger
1/2 tsp -
Jeera
1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds

Seasoning

1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
2 to 3 - Dry red chili
1 to 2 sprigs - Curry leaves

Method

1 ) First boil chopped
bottle gourd pieces in enough water, till it's well cooked.

2 ) Grind coconut, green chili, ginger, garlic and
jeera to a smooth paste with little water. Then add mustard seeds and pulse 2 to 3 times to crush the mustard seeds.

3 ) Add the paste to the cooked bottle gourd. Bring to a a slight boil on medium heat. Add salt to taste. Turn off the stove. Then add yogurt ( beat/ blend yogurt well and then add )

4 ) Heat a pan with little sesame oil. Add mustard seeds and pop it. Then add red chili and curry leaves. Fry for second and then pour this seasoning on top of the cooked
khichadi. Cover with a lid immediately.


Serve with rice as a side dish.

10 comments:

BeenaShylesh said...

wow this very healthy one gud with hot rice..

Bharathan said...

I love this pachadi. Thank you for the post!

Apu said...

Looks truly yummy!! Isn't bottle gourd so versatile and delicious!!

Sushma Mallya said...

This is something new which I haven't tried...looks so delicious!

Pravs said...

Beena : yes, good with hot rice and some spicy curry :)

Bharathan : Do try this,if you like pachadi.

Apu : very versatile and good for your health too :)

Sushma : A kerala dish that you can try :)

kothiyavunu.com said...

looks lovely... I love khichadi, Never tried in bottle though....

Subi said...

I love kichadi. Will have to try this.

Suja said...

Yummy and delicious curry,never tried with bottle gourd..will surely give this a try..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww... Wonderful and mouth watering recipe.. Love the preparation !!
Indian Cuisine

ilovecooking said...

These recipes are greats, i love spicy and healthy foods. The pictures make the dishes look so tasty too. I'll add these to my favourites, some of my other favourite recipes are http://www.topholidayrecipes.com/mushroom-Matar.html