Bottle Gourd Curry

Bottle gourd is considered one of the healthiest vegetables with multiple benefits. It is a cooling agent, helps in weight loss, reduces fatigue, prevents diabetes and other diseases. That’s a lot of benefits packed in this delicious vegetable. One of my favorite ways to prepare bottle gourd is the curry form. This recipe is something I could eat everyday cause of its homely flavor. You will love it! Try this the next time you have bottle gourd in your kitchen 🙂

Time: 

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Cook time – 45 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • Medium Sized Bottle gourd (Take off skin with a potato peeler, then cut in half lengthwise, scoop out seeds, then cut into 2-inch slices) – 1 
  • Large Red Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1/2 
  • Roma Tomatoes (Chopped) – 2
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Ketchup – 3 tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup (160 ml)
  • Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander Leaves for Garnish (Chopped) – 2 tbsp

Method: 

  1. In a pressure cooker heat the oil
  2. Add the ginger garlic paste and onions. Saute till the onions turn golden brown
  3. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Add 1/4 cup water, then cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium-low heat or until the tomatoes are soft. 
  4. Add the masalas and saute for 2 minutes. Then add 1/4 cup water, cover and cook for 5 more minutes on medium-low heat
  5. Add the sliced bottle gourd, 1/2 cup water, and salt to taste. Mix it well for a minute.
  6. Pressure cook for 25 minutes or until the gourd is cooked through. It should be transparent and soft. 
  7. Once the bottle gourd has cooked, add the ketchup and mix everything for 2 minutes
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy 🙂

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