Lot of us know tocook bottel gourd in one or two ways to make a fry or some sweet recipe. I should say this is the best recipe i had with Bottle Gourd. Once of my friends who was my roommate too cooked this when we were staying together, I just loved it in the first attempt itself. Bottel gourd with ghee and milk should be a perfect combination to mix with white rice, can also be eaten with Chapathi or roti.
|To Cook seperately :|
|Bottle Gourd||1 ( Medium )|
|For tempering :|
|Urad dhal||1/2 tsp|
|Curry Leaves||1 strand|
|Red Chili Powder||2 tsp|
Peal the Bottle Gourd skin and Chop them in to small pieces. Use the items in the section “To Cook seperately”, In a vessel heat the oil, add salt – 1/2 tsp and the chopped bottle gourd and fry for a minute. Add water – 1/4 cup and cook the bottle gourd. Add less water so that they dont need to be drained when they are cooked.
In a nonstick pan, heat oil, mustard, urad dhal and wait till mustard splutter. Add chopped onion, Curry leaves and fry till onion is translucent. Add Red chili powder and fry for a minute. Add the cooked bottle gourd and fry for 2 minutes. Add milk, ghee, required salt and allow it to boil, wait till the oil separates and the milk is completely evaporated.
(*) Recipe from one of my friends.