Monday, May 6, 2013

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Stir Fry


Here's another lovely Indian recipe for you, using Sorakkai it is vegetable commonly eaten in India and China in America its allowed to age and used as an ornamental gourd and in many parts of the world it is used to make bowls and cups or musical instruments. It is high in water, potassium, vitamin C, folate and calcium. It makes a lovely vegetable side dish one of my hubby's favorites. 





This is what it looks like I get it from my local Indian store. Its also great added to dal or sambar. 


Ingredients:

  • One bottle gourd/ sorakkai, cubed 
  • 2 tablespoon of shredded coconut 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • a pinch of masala powder
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • a handful of curry leaves
Method:

  1. heat a little canola oil and pop the mustard seeds with the cumin seeds and curry leaves
  2. then add the onion and saute for about 4 minutes 
  3. add the sorakkai, masala powder and salt slowly stir fry for about 15-20 minutes until cooked 
  4. near the end add in the coconut 




Hope you can find one and give it a try it really is a tasty vegetable. 

Have a lovely start to the week everyone 

Hugs 


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47 comments:

  1. Looks delish and easy, will have to try this, thanks Rebecca.

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  2. I have never cooked sorakkai.... but this is a nice one to try with :)

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  3. I would love to try this,Rebecca! I love Indian spices!

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  4. Sounds like a nice, simple delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing this Rebecca!

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  5. Nice! I don't think I've ever had it before. :o)

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  6. I know I'm not going to find this particular gourd. Substitute?
    I'll only see your reply at scrout1944@msn.com

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  7. Erica come on over, Jerry pleasure, Kristen :-) Stephen will message you

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  8. Love finding new vegetables. Now I need an Indian store - in MN! Looks so welcoming, Rebecca.

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  9. This recipe sounds great for our vegetarian challenge, what a perfect timing would be to try it! :)
    Never had Sorakkai before and willing to try it!

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    1. hope you get to try it and love vegetarian meals

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  10. Love! I've always cooked bottle gourd a different way. Have to try your version with coconut :)

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  11. Bottle gourd is not bitter gourd? :) Oh..after trying bitter gourd I still have bad memories :D

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    1. Medeja its different I don't like that one either

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  12. Mmm I've never seen or had this before but it sounds great!

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  13. I have never seen anything like this here, but I would love to try it!

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  14. I'm always on the lookout for new stir-fry recipes. This one will go in my book for sure. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  15. What a delicious looking stir-fry!

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  16. I make kofta with it, Love your stir fry idea.

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  17. Thanks for sharing Rebecca-I love getting new Indian dishes from you to try out! xo

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    1. :-) so many to learn Indian has lots and lots

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  18. That's a very interesting vegetable! And a lovely Indian recipe!

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  19. haven't had this before, love Indian food, something new to try

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  20. I have not had this gourd for a while...next time will try your recipe...looks delicious Rebecca.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  21. How difficult is it to peel and cut up the gourd. When I was at the market last year, we bought one type of gourd that was edible and it was okay. Another seller said they didn't know of any gourds that were edible. I think this would be great with masala seasoning, sounds tasty.

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    1. Diana its a young vegetable and soft really not hard to cut

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  22. We are also fond of bottle gourd over here but we cook it differently.

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    1. will try your way next I heard you often add shrimp:-)

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  23. This looks simply delicious :)

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  24. This looks so good Rebecca. I'm now on a mission to find it in the Indian markets here in Vancouver! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  25. A simple and delicious stir-fry, Rebecca.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  26. thanks Nutmeg Nanny, Roz hope you find some, thanks Angie

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  27. I've never actually seen a bottle gourd before; very cool!

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