Friday, April 8, 2011

Fresh Coyote squash / Bottle gourd Majjige Saaru / Pulsu


Ingredients:
Chopped Coyote squash / Bottle guard - 1cup
Green Chili -2
Garlic - 2
Curd / Yogurt - 1 cup
Jeera -1/2tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch
Fresh grated Coconut - 1tbs
Roasted Chana - 1tsp
Curry leaves - 4
Chopped Coriander leaves - 2tbs

Seasoning:
Mustard seeds:1/2 tsp
Cumin / Jeera: 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves: 6
Ghee - 1tsp

Method:
Prepare seasoning with ghee, mustard seeds, jeera, curry leaves. When mustard seeds starts spluttering add chopped Coyote squash / Bottle guard and 1 cup water, salt and cook until Coyote squash / Bottle guard gets soft, turn off the flame and let it cool.

Burn green chili and garlic directly on flame(for light smokey flavor) then grind chili, garlic, Jeera, Curry leaves, Mustard seeds, Fresh grated Coconut, Roasted Chana with few spoon water then add curd / yogurt and grind it again. Add Salt if required.

Garnish with coriander.

Serve with Brown / White Rice.

Coyote squash is known as seemebadnekai / seemvankai.
Bottole gourd is also known as sorekai / sorakaya.