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Friday, May 13, 2016

Sorakaya Paalu Posina Kura/ Bottle Gourd curry with Milk

Sorakaya Paalu Posina Kura /Bottle gourd curry made with milk is a common dish in Andhra households. It's a quick one yet a healthy dish which goes well with rice or Roti. 
This is a cooling curry especially for hot summers. 
The curry is a good one for lunch boxes as it mixes well with rice.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Serves : 2-3


Bottle Gourd/Sorakaya: 1 large peeled and cut in cubes
Onion : 1 medium chopped 
Green chilies: 6 slit
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Cumin powder : 1/4 teaspoon 
Coriander powder : 1/4 teaspoon 
Salt to taste
Warm milk : 1/2 cup
Rice flour: 1 teaspoon

For Tempering:
Urad dal/Minappappu: 1/2 teaspoon 
Mustard seeds/Aavalu: 1/2 teaspoon 
Jeera/Cumin Seeds : 1/2 teaspoon 
Dry red chili: 2 broken


Heat oil in a pan and add ingredients listed under for tempering. Fry them for 1 minute until they splatter. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilies and turmeric. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes until they turn translucent.
Add bottle guard pieces, mix well and cook for 10-12 minutes until they are done close lid. Stir in between. Add salt and mix. 
Mix rice flour and milk, simmer the curry and pour over the milk mixture, mix well, cook for 1 minute and turn off the stove.
Add cumin and coriander powders.mix well.
Serve hot/warm with rice or Roti.