Bottle Gourd / Churakka Kaalan


1 cup bottle gourd, chopped
1/2 cup grated coconut
4-5 green chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 – 1 1/2 cup yoghurt
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2-3 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves


  1. Chop bottle gourd into small pieces.
  2. Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies together to a paste and keep it aside.
  3. Cook chopped bottle gourd with  turmeric powder and salt adding little water.
  4. Add ground paste and yoghurt and heat on low flame.
  5. Heat little oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds. Add curry leaves and dry red chillies and saute. Pour this over the curry and close the lid..Serve with rice…


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