November 10, 2010

Bottlegourd / Suraikai kulambu without Dal


Bottle Gourd / Suraikai

1 no


2 tbs

Mustard Seeds

½ tbs

Urad Dal

½ tbs

Cumin Seeds

1 tbs

Red Chilly


Sambar Onion

½ Cup

Curry Leaves

1 spring



Turmeric Powder

½ tbs

Sambar Powder

2 tbs

Grated Coconut

2 tbs


To Taste

Coriander Leaves

For Garnish


1. Wash, peel the skin and remove the seeds of the Bottlegourd.

2. Cut the Bottlegourd into small pieces.

3. Cut the sambar onion into small pieces.

4. Wash and slice the tomato.

5. Heat the oil in the cooker or pan, and add the mustard seeds and urad dal.

6. When the mustard stats popping add cumin seeds, red chilly (split into two), sliced sambar onion, curry leaves, sliced tomato and Bottlegourd pieces.

7. Saute for 5 mins.

8. Then add turmeric powder, salt, sambar powder and ¼ cup of water. Then mix them well.

9. Pressure cook for 5 whistles in high flame.

10. Grind the coconut into fine paste.

11. After the steam has gone in the cooker, add the coconut paste and cook for 5 mins.

12. Garnish with coriander leaves.

This dish goes well with plain rice and chapathi. More recipe with Bottlegourd Dosa and Kulambu without Dal.


tinyskillet said...

Yummy! It looks so satisfying and good.

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply awesome curry..perfect with rice..

aipi said...

that sounds like such a comfort food, love it.

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Pari Vasisht said...

I make this too and just love it.

Soumya said...

very comforting and healthy recipe...looks delicious and yummy

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

ரொம்ப நல்லாயிருக்கு.

Priya Suresh said...

Love this kuzhambu, love with spicy potato curry..

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very nice kulambu. Looks great.

Pappu said...

interesting one without dal. the color looks so tempting. lovely:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Bottle gourd is one of my fav veggies..Dish looks great..

chaitrali pathak said...

looks superb

Mahi said...

//Pressure cook for 5 whistles in high flame.// kaai seekkiram venthudumee,cooker-la vachchaa masinju pokaathaangka? oru velai high flamela vaippathaal appadi aakaatho?

kuzhambu nallaa irukku.

Kurinji said...

Masinthu pona mathiri erunthathan nalla erukkum. venumna mathala mash kuda pannalam. ennum tastea erukkum.

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