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BOTTLE GOURD RICE



Bottle gourd which is Sorakaya in tamil, Anapakaya in telugu, lauki or dhudi in hindi is used for many dishes in India like curries, subzi, Halwa and many more. It has more water content which is low in saturated fat and cholesterol. High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Zinc, Thiamin, Iron etc. This rice tastes so delicious serve with raita or boiled egg.


Ingredients :

Basmathi rice - 1 cup (or any choice of rice can be used this time I used sona masoori)
Bottle Gourd - 2 cups chopped to big cubes
Tomato - 2 chopped (medium sized)
Onion - 1 sliced length wise
Turmeric - little
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - few
Coriander for garnishing


Grinding :

Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 2 pod
Saunf - 2 tsp

Seasoning:

Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 2
oil and salt as required



Method :

1. Keep a pressure cooker or any other vessel which you usually do briyani or anyother variety rice.
2. Heat oil in it and add the seasonings, then add the sliced onion and curry leaves.
3. Grind the above ingredients in the grinding part.
4. Add it to onion and saute until raw smell disappears.
5. Now add the tomato and cook until they become soft and mushy.
6. All the moisture should be absorbed. Add the turmeric and chilli powder.
7. Now add the bottle gourd and saute lightly the add the water let it boil.
8. Add the rice and close the lid ,when steam comes out put the whistle and keep in very low flame for 10 minutes .
9. When it is cooled remove the lid and garnish with coriander leaves.


Note:

1.When sauteing bottle gourd do not fry it for long time then it becomes so soft and mushy.
2. Each rice requires different measurement of water so use accordingly.



Padma  – (May 11, 2009 at 12:07 PM)  

Admiring ur platter so much and the neat presentation and also the cute little shapes that is cut and placed on top n sides ... still thinking what it is :)

doggybloggy  – (May 11, 2009 at 12:28 PM)  

another beautiful rice dish - these always look so tempting and delicious.

Padma  – (May 11, 2009 at 1:19 PM)  

Thanks for letting me know about it Pavithra... they are so neatly cut ... pretty to look :)

kittymatti  – (May 11, 2009 at 1:24 PM)  

this dish looks so pretty and obviously must taste great!

Sushma  – (May 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM)  

wow!yummy yummy rice dish...
presentation was good with little flower shapes..

Lavanya  – (May 11, 2009 at 3:14 PM)  

nice presentation with the cute shapes..you are very good @ garnishing gal :)

Pooja  – (May 11, 2009 at 3:31 PM)  

Yummy Rice and nice presentation Pavithra..

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 11, 2009 at 5:17 PM)  

Pavitra whats with the spades??? they look cute and nicely decked up... Yummy rice and looks fabulous!!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 11, 2009 at 6:05 PM)  

Looks lovely ! I am sure it tastes good too... How di you cut those shapes and in what ?

Pooja  – (May 11, 2009 at 6:29 PM)  

Yummy rice! Makes me hungry now seeing your shots!

Priyameena  – (May 11, 2009 at 7:20 PM)  

wow!!Totally new to me..I jsut love the way you played with the cutter!!

5 Star Foodie  – (May 11, 2009 at 9:07 PM)  

Delicious rice dish - love the beautiful presentation!

Prathibha  – (May 11, 2009 at 9:22 PM)  

The spades are looking lovely and so is the rice...Never used lauki in rice..

Suparna  – (May 11, 2009 at 9:24 PM)  

Hi,
This is the least I could think of :) :) wow bottle gourd in rice!healthy one girl, presentation is superb.
TC

Sanghi  – (May 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM)  

Very different innovative dish! Yummy blog.. Do check mine!

Varunavi  – (May 11, 2009 at 10:08 PM)  

Rice looks great,innovative idea,never thought of adding bottle gourd to rice.Looks yummy

a2zvegetariancuisine  – (May 11, 2009 at 10:45 PM)  

Very interesting recipes and very good presentation. You have a good blog.

Priya  – (May 12, 2009 at 2:53 AM)  

Rice with bottlegourd looks amazing, lovely presentation...

Parita  – (May 12, 2009 at 8:12 AM)  

This looks very healthy..love your presentation..i have never made rice with bottle gourd...must a try for me :)

sree  – (May 12, 2009 at 8:26 AM)  

Wow !! bottle gourd rice ..pretty new to me...looks yummy and nice presentation

rekhas kitchen  – (May 12, 2009 at 10:05 AM)  

wow intresting recipe looks so delicious and very new to me will give a try

AnuSriram  – (May 12, 2009 at 2:30 PM)  

Never tried making this.. Looks delicious! Nice click!

Lena Rashmin Raj  – (May 12, 2009 at 10:38 PM)  

awesome snap wth wonderful recipe..thank u visiting my blog n leavin comment..i hope u wl cm ofter nw..

Valarmathi  – (May 13, 2009 at 12:31 PM)  

Very innovative recipe. Nice and cute presentation.

Pooja  – (June 12, 2009 at 7:21 PM)  

Pavithra i have been spending a great deal of time in your blog... i love the way you have arranged the platter.. it enhances the dish a lot.. u have a hell lot of patience !

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