This is a very famous Kerala dish from South-India, prepared traditionally using shallots. It can be made with different vegetables. I used bottle gourd, goes well with rice, roti, puttu and idli, dosa.

Bottle gourd - 2 cups chopped
Baby onion/ Shallots - 1 cup
Grated coconut - 1 cup
tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Asafotida/hing - pinch
Red chillies - 4
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Cumin - 1 tbsp
Pepper corns - 1 tbsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10

Dry fry red chillies, coriander,gram dal, grated coconut, cumin, pepper corns. Let it cool and grind to fine paste. keep aside.
Heat pan with 1 tbsp oil, add mustard, curry leaves, asafotida, turmeric, onions, and chopped vegetables. Let it cook for 5 mins.
Add the ground paste, tamarind juice and water. Bring to boil.
Turn off the heat and garnish with cilantro.

Comments (1)

On October 10, 2008 at 1:07 PM , sapaattu_raman said...

Looks Yummy Yummy !!!!!