Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bottlegourd Garlic curry/Suraikai Poondu kari

Bottlegourd Garlic curry/Suraikai Poondu kari


Bottle gourd          -1
garlic cloves          -12-15
mustard seeds        -1/4 tsp
urad dhal               -1/2 tsp
chana dhal             -1/2 tsp
curry leaves           -few
turmeric                 -pinch
salt                         -to taste
oil                          -2 tsp

For grinding:

shredded coconut  -1/4 cup
green chillies         -3
cumin seeds           -3/4 tsp



  • Wash, peel ,deseed and cut the bottle gourd/ suraikai into cubes.
  • Grind the ingredients given for grinding into a paste adding little water.

  • In a pan heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.
  • Temper with urad dhal, chana dhal, curry leaves ,turmeric.

  • Add the bottle gourd/suraikai cubes ,garlic cloves and salt.
  • After 3 minutes add desired water and cover it with a lid.
  • when the bottle gourd/suraikai is 75% done add the ground paste.

  • cook until it is well done and dry out.

  • Serve as a side with rice.

Serves 2-4

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