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BOTTLE GOURD FRY (SORAKAYA EGURU)

Ingredients:
Bottle gourd - 1
Arhar dal - 1 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Curry leaves 
Oil - 1 - 2 tbsp
Channa dal -1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp


For chilli powder:
Dry red chillies - 4
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic cloves - 6
Salt as per taste


Method:

Peel and cut the bottle gourd into medium size pieces. Bottle gourd must not be so tender.Boil the pieces till they are tender and drain the water.Tie the pieces in muslin cloth and put some weight to drain the excess water.Dry roast the red chillies and grind all the ingredients for making chilli powder,Soak and cook arhar dal till half done and drain the water.Heat the oil, add channa dal, cumin, mustard and curry leaves and fry for one minute.Add chopped onions, green chilles, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes.Add boiled bottle gourd pieces, arhar dal , chilli powder and cook another 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally.Serve with rice.

PULAV MASALA

Ingredients:
Cardamom (black) - 10 gms
Cardamom (green) - 5 gms
Cinnamon - 5 gms
Dry red chilli - 7 gms
Cloves - 5 gms
Biryani leaves - 5 gms
Nutmeg - 3 gms
Cumin - 5 gms
Saffron - 05 gms (optional)


Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients.Cool and grind to make powder.Store in airtight container.This masala can be used in pulavs.

GARAM MASALA

Ingredients:
Coriander - 100 gms
Cumin seeds - 100 gms
Black pepper - 60 gms
Dry ginger - 40 gms
Cardamom  (black) - 30 gms
Cardamom (green) - 4 gms
Cloves - 4 gms
Cinnamon - 3 gms
Mace - 2 gms
Nutmeg - 3 gms
Caraway - 2 gms


Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients.Cool and grind to make fine powder.Store in airtight container.This masala is useful in vegetarian and non vegetarian curries.

ACHAR MASALA

Ingredients:
Fennel - 100 gms
Fenugreek seeds - 50 gms
Kalaunji - 10 gms
Dry red chilli - 100 gms
Turmeric - 25 gms
Black Mustard - 5 gms


Method:

Dry roast all the ingredients slightly.Grind all the ingredients to make fine powder.Store in airtight container.