Mar 23, 2009

Elisseri - Snake Gourd Curry

Ingredients:
  • Coconut - 1/4 cup(Fresh or frozen)
  • red chilli - 3
  • Cumin seeds - 1.5 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • salt - as req
  • tur Dhal - 1/2 cup
  • Snake gourd - 1 
  • Turmeric pdr - 1/4 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves 
  • oil
  • Hing pdr - a pinch
  • Onion - 1/4 of medium
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

Preparation:

Grind Coconut, Red Chilli (2), Cumin seeds(1 tsp) and Fenugreek Seeds(1/2 tsp) to a paste.

In a pressure cooker, cook ½ cup of Tur dhal +1 snake gourd finely chopped + ½ tsp turmeric pdr + salt(add lil, u can always change it as req later). Cook for 2- 3 whistles and then switch off the flame. Once the pressure leaves, open the cooker and on a medium flame add the already grounded paste. Once the curry reaches a lil thicker consistency, add the below seasonings to it...

Seasoning : To oil (preferrably coconut oil), add mustard seeds, cumin seeds (1/2 tsp), curry leaves, red chilli (1), hing pdr, 1/4 onion or 2 pearl onions finely chopped.saute till translucent and then add it to the above curry.

Finally garnish with some coriander leaves.

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