Anapakaya pulusu (Bottle gourd stew) is another famous veg delight, it is prepared with bottle gourd and tamarind juice. It is very tasty and easy to prepare.Ingredients :
Bottle gourd : 1 (medium size)
Onions : 2 (chopped)
Green chilies : 4
Curry leaves : few
Coriander leaves : few
Ginger & garlic paste : 2 tea spoons
Cumin powder : 2 tea spoons
Fenugreek powder : 1 tea spoon
Sesame powder : 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder : 1 tea spoon
Curry masala : 2 tea spoons
Tamarind Juice : 1 cup
Jaggery : 1 tea spoon
Oil : 1 table spoon
Salt to taste
Peel the skin of bottle gourd and cut into pieces as you wish.
Heat oil in a pan add onions, green chilies, curry leaves and fry till they turns light brown.
Add bottle gourd pieces, turmeric powder, ginger & garlic paste and mix well.
Add curry masala, cumin powder, fenugreek powder, sesame powder, salt and fry for 5 minutes on low flame.
Add 1 cup water and cook for 5 minutes on low flame.
Add tamarind juice, jaggery and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on low flame.
Garnish with coriander leaves.
Anapakaya pulusu (bottle gourd stew) is ready to serve.
Serve hot with rice or roti.