Sorakaya/Anapakaya Pappu/BottleGourd dal

Hi!Todays recipe is sorakaya pappu.Many people will be against bottle gourd I too did have some time ago, but now the availability of fresh looking and tender made revisit the old classics.If you do not like eating raw vegetables, then cook them with toor dal. That’s the common practice at my home.It works perfectly.We enjoy making it also because it can be done in few minutes and easy to cook...:) Pressure cooking with toor dal is the most common way and the best way.

Bottle gourd(washed & chopped) - 1bunch
Toor dal -1/2cup(small)
Garlic(crushed) - 1big pod

Onion (chopped)- 1
Green chillies(slit) - 4(acc to ur taste)
Turmeric - 1tbsp
Water - 1cup(For 1/2cup dal 1 cup water)

Salt - reqFor Tadka/thalimpu
Mustard seeds/avalu - 1/2tsp
Cumin seeds/jeelakarra - 1/2tsp
Urad dal/minapappu - 1/2tsp
Dry red chilli - 2
Garlic sliced or crushed - 1(optional)
bengal gram(optional)
Oil - 2-3 tsp

1.Wash and chop the Bottle gourd into small cubes.Chop the onion and slit the green chilies.

2.. In a Pressure cooker place toor dal,chopped bottle guard pieces,crushed garlic(crushed),onion(chopped),green chilis(slit),and turmeric.Add 2 cups of water(the same cup with which you measured toor dal) and pressure cook upto2-3 whistles.
Before pressure cooking

After pressure cooking

2. Take a small pan for tempering add 2-3 tsp of oil after heating add mustard seed after they crackle add cumin seeds,urad dal,dry red chilis.Fry for a min.

3. Add this to the cooked dal along with the salt and combine.Cook on low flame till you get the required consistency.

Serve with rice and any stir fry.

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