Bottle gourd with sesame powder - Anapakaye kura

1 Bottle gourd - Anapakaye
3 Green chilies
Few Curry Leaves
3 tsp. Nuvupodi – Sesame Seeds Powder

Bottle gourd is a water vegetable; the quantity will shrink after cooking.

Fry sesame seeds in a skillet, let cool and grind to powder.

Peel and cut gourd into small pieces. Add 2 cups of water to the pieces in a skillet add salt, turmeric and cook in medium heat till the vegetable is soft. Remove, drain water.

Take 3 tsp of oil in a skillet and make tadka with 1/2 tsp urad day, 1/2 tsp chenna dal, few mustard seeds, jeera, hing and a red chili. Add chopped green chilies and curry leaves and fry for a min. Then add cooked vegetable and fry for a few minutes. Add nuvu podi and 1/4 tsp red chili powder. Mix well and empty into a serving dish.

This is a good side dish with rice.

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