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Sorakkai Paruppu / Bottle Gourd Dal

Sorakkai Paruppu / Bottle Gourd Dal

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 15

Total Time : 25

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1/2 Cup Moong dal

  • 1 medium bottle gourd diced

  • 1 small lemon sized tamarind

  • 1 tbsp salt or as per taste

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1-2 cups water

  • For tempering : 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds

  • 2 dry red whole chili

  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

  • 1 green chilly slit

  • 1 small piece ginger chopped

  • 2 garlic glove chopped

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 small pinch asafodita

Directions

  • 01

    Soak the tamarind in little water in a small bowl for sometime and extract the juice out of it. 

  • 02

    Add the dal,  bottle gourd, water, salt to taste  in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for about 3 whistles. Let the pressure release by itself and coarsely mash the dal and bottle gourd with the back If the laddle. 

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies a let it crackle.

  • 04

    Add the curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute for about 2 mins. 

  • 05

    Add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and tamarind juice and cook for a min or two. 

  • 06

    Add this tempering to the dal bottle gourd mixture, give a good stir and take off the heat. 

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