Friday, April 9, 2010

bottle gourd and cow pea curry

I have suddenly become more addicted to this naattu( country )vegetables.Back in my native I used to hate all these veggies for many reasons. My parents never make anything with hybrid vegetables or that is straight from cold storage box. Amma still says try to avoid store bought food and it is after these many years slowly starting to sink into my head.
To my surprise , most of the sites suggested this to include in your daily intake if you are on diet .
Gourd is:

•Low in Saturated Fat, and Cholesterol

•High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Zinc, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium and Manganese. Note that Wax Gourd is high in Sodium.

The nutritional value of gourd makes it suitable for:

•Maintaining optimum health

•Weight loss

Avoid including gourd in your diet if you're interested in:

•Weight gain

This is awesome right. More interesting fact I found when I wikied for Bottle gourd is I got this Pic . Isn't it beautiful ?
Pic Source : Wikipedia


Going to try this on my own after my exams are over for sure.

So now the time for recipe :

Ingredients

Bottle Gourd chopped - 1 cup
Cow Pea - 1/2 cup
Small Onion - 6 nos.
Tomato - 1 no.
Tamarind - 1 small meon size ball
Coconut - 1 tbsp.
Sambhar Powder - 2 tsp.
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard , curry leaves for seasoning
Salt to taste



Method :

1. Boil cow pea in pressure cooker for about 15 mins.
2. Then take a pan and add oil , once oil is hot enough add mustard and let it pop up.
3. Now add onion and saute them until it changes color.
4. Add tomato, chopped bottle gourd ,sambhar powder,tamarind extract and salt .Close the lid and cook until bottle gourds are 5. done.You Can put everything together except cowpea in cooker and give one whistle which is very faster.
6. Add Cooked cowpea and coconut and boil it for a minute .
7. Now add cooked cow peas and coconut

Serve it with hot rice drizzling some ghee on it. Perfect for the lunch .

I am sending this to Delicious dals from India hosted by Suma.

46 comments:

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow!!!Pavi,,i like thattai payar n suraikai kuzhambhu dear.. ur's looks very perfect n delicious..sure it will taste good with hot rice..its beeen long days i tried thattai payar n suraikai kuzhambhu, even if u add kathirikai also tastes good dear..

Sushma Mallya said...

Different combo but seems delicious pavithra..

Suhaina said...

Never tried this before.But this one sounds and looks toooo good. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe dear.

Uma said...

Calabash recipe looks delicious!

Pavithra said...

Wonderful combo and tempting curry.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I find it very difficult to like these veggies..i guess i take after my mom..lol..my dad loves these Naattu Veggies and my mom always jokingly calls him country fool..lol. I can't warm up to Poosanikkai, Parangi Kaai, Avaraikkai or Pudalangai..But I am learning to love them.
BTW, the curry looks allright..maybe because of the red bean? Hehe..Seriously, any of the country veggies along with some legumes look and taste fabulous!

Sashi said...

Just like the way my mom does !! but got some other interesting recipe from my MIL and it tasted good too with the ground paste. Check it out http://www.sashirecipes.com/red-chori-bean-curry-sorakai-thatta-payir-kulambu.html

Gita Jaishankar said...

I too got cravings for naatu veggies after coming to US...I think they must remind us of home :)...cute clicks da...this is a nice dish, very healthy too :)

Swapna Sree said...

yummy combo looks delicious....

Swathi said...

pavithra,

Bottle gourd and cow peas curry looks really good.

Yummy Team said...

It looks tasty, nice recipe!

Keerthana said...

Pavi,

Kuzhambu looks delicious. This is gonna be in my lunch list t'row.

Gulmohar said...

I so love the country veggies and sad that I can't find some of them here...this looks awesome

PranisKitchen said...

first time here.came through sathya's blog..U have a nice space yarr.never tried this combination..
bottle gourd cowpea curry looks delicious..the first pic is really nice..thanks for sharing.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

nice combo.. i like it very much...

Suhaina said...

There are some awards waiting for u in my blog.Pls collect it.

Krishnaveni said...

Usually i cook like this and is a famous dish in karur(my native) right? looks delicious

Nostalgia said...

We do tend to look down upon some of the veggies which are good for us. Loved this dish.

sreevijii said...

nice dish pavi.do visit my blog when you find some time.following you.

Rohini said...

How true Pavi.. India la irumbothu ore Cauliflower, Carrot, beans, Capsicum nu alanjom.. Now we get those here in abundance but we are craving for Bottle Gourd, Snake Gourd, Okra, Sepa Kizhangu... Murphy's law huh? :)
Btw, Kootu looks awesome dear.. I am so biased towards cow peas, never even bought them.. Time to break the ice, I guess!! :D

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

pls collect ur award from my blog
http://sashiga.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_12.html

Padhu said...

Kootu looks fabulous and this is my favourite one!!

Jay said...

Hy Pavithra,

Healthy n nutritious recipe for this hot summer. Love your neat presentation. I have award for you in my blog. Plz collect them.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Great combo, looks so yummy and this is my favorite too...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

V new.... to me.. bottlegourd and cow peas together....
thanks for sharing!

arthi said...

Pavithra, nice and healthy recipe.

Malar Gandhi said...

Its been ages, I have seen bottle gourd...miss this wonderful curry' you really tempted me.:(

M D said...

Coming here for the first time. Nice space with good veg recipes too. Nice to meet a blogger from Blore.

Pavithra Srihari said...

Thanks Jay and Menaga for ur lovely awards ..Its so sweet of you both to remember me and share it with me.

Pavithra Srihari said...

you are most welcome to my blog MD (Mallika ) Nice to meet u here too ..

Pavithra Srihari said...

Thanks Suhaina for ur lovely awards .. Will collect it and post it in my blog soon

Pavithra Srihari said...

Krishna nice to know u r from Karur too .. Very excited to see someone from the same town isnt it ?

Pavithra Srihari said...

Thanks everybody for your lovely comments

Leena said...

Nice info about bottlegourd.. Pavitra,Lovely curry!

Faiza Ali said...

Nice combo...looks yummy dear.

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