Wanted to have some simple food today so thought of preparing Sorakaya/lauki/bottle gourd and found an interesting recipe from edivyaraj. blogspot bottle-gourd-skin-fry-sorakaya-pottu through google. I sometimes use the lauki skin to make pickle but this is very interesting.I used her idea of using up the lauki skin and prepared a new combination.It came out real tasty.

Lauki/Sorakaya - 1
Onion - 1/2 small
Spring Onion - 3 tsp
Channa dal - 6-7 tsp(washed and soaked)
Methi leaves - 1/2 cup
Cilantro - 4tsp(finely chopped)
Garlic - 3 cloves
Jeera/Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 2
Salt - to taste
Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp(Optional)
Coriander Powder - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
1.Wash and peel the lauki/sorakaya and keep the skin aside.Now dice the sorakaya and keep the pulp and seeds aside.Chop the lauki skin and pulp into small pieces.
2.Soak channa dal for 1 hour,meanwhile chop the onions,spring onions,cilantro,garlic,curry leaves,methi and keep them aside.
3.Heat oil in a pan and add jeera seeds,once they start spluttering add green chillies,onion,curry leaves and saute it for few min until its 50% done.Add turmeric ,mix it .
4.Add methi leaves,spring onion,half chopped garlic and cook for 2 min on medium flame.Add chopped sorakaya skin and pulp and cook it for 2-3 min.Add channa dal and cook it covered for 5 min , add water as required to cook the channa dal.Add rest of the garlic and coriander powder ,mix and cook for 5 min.Add the cilantro and switch off the heat .

Serve with roti/rice.I served it with pachipulusu/raw tamarind pulp with tadka.
Sharing this recipe with the event hosted by Aipi & Priya.bookmarked-recipes-every-tuesday
Recipe source  bottle-gourd-skin-fry-sorakaya-pottu


its really nice. will love to try it


January 18, 2011 at 11:44 PM  

Love the idea dear.. never heard about this recipe... sounds very interesting :)

January 19, 2011 at 2:38 AM  

Thats a delicious and yummy curry..love with rice..

January 19, 2011 at 3:57 AM  

Looks yummy..will try this..

January 19, 2011 at 4:18 AM  

makes me feel hungry..lovely presentation Smitha..
Tasty appetite

January 19, 2011 at 7:01 AM  

I like this combo and your version sounds yum..

Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

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January 19, 2011 at 8:54 AM  

wat a gorgeous recipe..sounds awesome dear..

January 19, 2011 at 9:06 AM  

I love bottle gourd flavor,looks super yummy.

January 19, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

I remember eating them in my native place, nostalgic...looks fab :)

January 20, 2011 at 1:28 PM  

Thanks everyone .

January 27, 2011 at 4:24 PM  

Sure this will taste grate.Today I will be preparing for dinner.Please post all type of daals you know.My son is a big fan of these north indian daal and also our dalitoy.Thank u for this post.

December 18, 2012 at 3:32 AM  

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