Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sorkai/Lauki - Indian Curry

Sorkai(in Telugu/Kannada), Lauki/Ghiya(in Hindi),Bottle gourd(in English) is one of my favorite vegetable.In indian cooking its used for making curries,gravies,chutneys and even desserts.
Lauki/Sorkai belongs to Squash family and its called Bottle gourd. It is bottle shaped veggie.Its not as hard as bottle but soft and lite as a dish!!!

"Bottle Gourd is very beneficial for health, especially for heart, and you can have a glass full of its juice if you are on a weight loss program too ;)This fresh vegetable has a light green smooth skin with white flesh inside.Bottle gourd is rich in dietry fiber with very low content of fat and cholesterol.Approximately 96% of bottle gourd is water and therefore a great thirst quencher.Apart from the iron content it is also rich in vitamin B and vitamin C "

So let me show you guys how to make this simple dish. Trust me guys it is very tasty and you would njoy it.


Sorkai/Lauki - 500gms
Onion chopped - 1 small
Tomato chopped - 1 small
Garlic pods - 4 to 5
Toor dal - 2 to 3 spoons
Dhaniya powder - 2 tbs
Groundnut powder - 4 tbs
Redchilli powder - 2tbs
Oil - 1tbs
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Salt to taste

Method :

1) Take a vessel and add Sorkai/Lauki, onion, tomato, garlic pods, toor dal and dhaniya powder.
2) Add some water and salt and allow it to boil.
3) keep stirring in between and check whether its boiled.Usually it would take 20mins to cook.
4)Once its bolied,in the end add the ground nut powder and red chilli powder and allow it to boil for another 10mins.
5)For granishing heat some oil in a small pan add mustard seeds and allow it to splatter and then add curry leaves. Add it to the curry and mix it well.
Hot Sorkai/lauki curry in ready to serve :) You can have it with either chapathi/roti or njoy with rice/chawal.

Njoy your meal :)


Sam said...

I'll be showing this to my fiancee. :D

Sunitha said...

Njoy maadi :)