Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bottle gourd in yogurt gravy.



Hello every one!
Welcome to my new blog Kitchen Basics.
My friends might wonder why another food blog. Well this blog is for all the beginners who have not ventured into the kitchen yet. I will be posting simple recipes which are helpful in every day cooking as well as recipes which are very basic. These are the recipes for which the trained cooks might say why does this recipe needs to be posted, it's way too simple. I am writing these post for my kids, who when they grow up and start cooking, whenever they want to refer, can just peep in this blog, read and cook.
Bottle gourd as we all know is a very nutritious, extremely rich in minerals and vitamins. Because of it's bland taste it is disliked by many. It is an extremely good vegetable to eat when it comes to summer as it's easy to digest. Every time I cook bottle gourd I want it to taste appetising and folks  not to complaint for that. I have posted various versions of cooking bottle gourd in my other blog Foodelicious a few of which are


This particular version is a blend of Kadhi and Curry. It has the tanginess of Kadhi and is spicy as a Curry goes perfect with rice as well as phulka. Light to eat and quick to digest.

Ingredients
1 medium Bottle Gourd Peeled, seeded and chopped
To be mixed together
1/2 cup of sour curds
1 tbsp besan
1 tsp red chili pwd
2 tsp coriander pwd
2 tsp kitchen king masala
1 tsp jeera pwd
salt to taste
1 tsp amchoor pwd
oil to cook and mustard seeds for baghar
a pinch of asafetida
Method
Mix all ingredients under 'to be mixed' to a smooth paste. Add a cup of water and further dilute it.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds, followed by asafetida and bottle gourd. Mix thoroughly and cook it  covered for a few minutes.
Add in the diluted paste  and give a stir. Cook it covered again till it's done. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.

26 comments:

PJ said...

Great idea to start a new beginner's food blog, Pari and I love that you are writing it thinking your kids will one day read it and cook from it :) Simple and very delicious curry like this is perfect to kick it off!

Sonia said...

Kudos to you!!! Way to go. Wish you good luck for new project. Keep it up gal! :)

Kanchan said...

Way to go girl !!! Nice to see this new beginning, I would visit here often too as I am a beginner in this field.

Waiting for many more simple recipes :)

Swathi said...

Pari,

Simple recipe, good start, looking forward to more ones.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice recipe..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Lovely blog Pari :)

Priti said...

Wonderful Pari...blog looks so gud and the click is nice

sangeeta said...

wonderful new blog...
the curry is our favorite too n is often a simple dinner with rotis..
simpler recipes need more skill i think cuz it is the right balance of the few ingredients which makes a simple recipe great , most of my recipes are very very simple n i love them more.

kitchen queen said...

delicious bottle gourd gravy. Love anything to do with yogurt gravy.

Pari said...

Thank u friends for all the encouraging comments.
Sangeeta I completely agree the regular recipes needs more expertise.

PranisKitchen said...

wonderful blog..the bottle gourd in yogurt gravy looks so delicious. what a colorful dish..nice click too

SathyaSridhar said...

Nice Blog dear,,,curry looks delicious n tempting me,, sounds great with yoghurt dear..

AshKuku said...

WOW a space dedicated for the basics...which are really the base.... KUDOS!!!! & for sure a success too.... Hugs))))

Ash....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur new blog, keep rocking..

Anncoo said...

Nice blog and nice recipe! Will be often :)

kamala said...

Lovely blog and delicious recipe.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

You are on the right track. Lovely and simple curry!

Rajee said...

Congratulations on your new blog. Simple and an elegant dish.

PALATABLE said...

Congrats on your new blog, very useful for beginners and non beginner too, looks great dear...

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Gita Jaishankar said...

Congrats on your new blog Pari...looks good :)

Valarmathi said...

Congrats on your new blog Pari. Simple gravy, looks yummy.

Meena said...

lovely start to the new blog, dear!

Jagruti said...

lovely blog...simply delicious curry..

Taste of Beirut said...

Great recipe to start your new blog with!

SS said...

Hey this is a great idea.. will keep an eye on this blog too henceforth! Thanks! :)

Raksha said...

Nice blog.
1st time visitor and a follower too.
Pls visit my blog, I am a new blogger.

http://rakshaskitchen.blogspot.com