Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Soorekai Boolu Kodhel

Specaiality of this Kodhel(any boolu kodhel) is that , no coconut will be used in it, still it tastes great and very famous in south canara region. Here is the recipe for it.

You Need To Have:
1 medium size bottle gourd/Soorekai
2-3 tsp tamarind jiuce
1 tsp jaggery powder
2 green chilies
pinch of turmeric
pinch of red chili powder
1 tsp Rasam Powder
1 tsp oil
2-3 garlic pods
3-4 curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds

Wash and peel outer layer of bottle gourd and cut it into cubes(see picture below).Take chopped bottle gourd, turmeric, jaggery, tamarind juice, red chili powder and slit green chili in a vessel and cook them by adding water.

Once its cooked add rasam powder,salt and adjust water as required.(You can alter tamarind, jaggery as per taste). Heat oil in tadka pan and add smashed garlic to it. Once it turns golden brown in color add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it. Once it start spluttering, add it to boolu kodhel. mix well before serving.

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