August 31st, 2012

Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 06/22/2012 - Spicy Snake Gourd Coconut Curry / Potlakaya Kobbari Vepudu

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06/22/2012: Spicy Snake Gourd Coconut Curry / Potlakaya Kobbari Vepudu - A simple and easy recipe with a spicy twist to this Curry makes Snake Gourd more appealing. Enjoy the recipe.



Recipe:


1) Cut Potlakaya to small pieces.
2) In a pan heat 1 tsp Oil. Add 1/4 tsp of Mustard Seeds, 1/4 tsp of Jeera Seeds, 1/4 tsp of Urad Dal, 2 to 3 flakes Red Chilis, 2 medium chooped Garlic and 3 to 4 Curry Leaves.
4) Once spices start to sputter, add the cut pieces of Snake Gourd, Salt and cook under cover in medium flame for about 10 mins. Stir in between.
5) Once cooked well, add 2 to 3 tsps of Coconut Powder. Fry for two minutes.
6) Serve hot with Rice or Roti
Cooking

Dish-A-Day: 06/23/2012 - Potlakaya Payasam / Snake Gourd Dessert

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06/23/2012: Potlakaya Payasam / Snake Gourd Dessert - This is one dish that was a surprise to me when I heard about it. A quick hand-me-down-via-mouth recipe from a friend's mom during a party is what I used to get this sweet completed. Although it looked intriguing I have to say I haven't relished it as much. May be one of you people might like it, who knows! :)




Recipe:

1) Cut the Potlakaya (A medium sized) into bite size oeices and microwave them a little to soften up.
2) Dry fry one cup rice till it turns semi-brown. Soak it in water for an hour and grind it into fine paste with water.
3) In a small pan, heat 1/4 tsp of Ghee and fry few Cashewnuts and some Raisins. Keep them aside.
4) In a pan, heat 1 tsp of Ghee. Add the cooked Potlakaya pieces and fry them a little.
5) In a bowl mix 1 cup Milk and the ground Rice Paste.
6) Mix this into the fried Potlakaya pieces while stirring well. Ensure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
7) Add 1 cup Sugar or as much as you feel enough to get the sweetness. Mix well.
8) Once all is mixed well, pour the contents into a bowl.
9) Garnish with fried Cashew and Raisins. Serve warm.