Bottle Gourd with Sesame

16 Jul

Anapakaya Nuvvula Podem


Bottle Gourd 1/3 of small one
Sesame Seeds 2 tbsps
Broken Red Chiles 3 – 5
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste


Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry Leaves 3
Hing a big pinch
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Grind sesame seeds, broken red chiles, cumin seeds and salt into somewhat fine powder.
Peel and chop bottle gourd into small pieces (abt. 2 cups)

Boil few cups of water in a saucepan.
Add chopped bottle gourd, salt and cook for app. 5 minutes or until the bottle gourd turns soft.
Remove from heat and strain the cooked bottle gourd.

Heat oil in small wok on medium high, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start to jump, add cooked bottle gourd and stir fry for few seconds.
Then add the ground sesame powder and salt.
Toss well and serve with rice or roti.

Notes: Don’t overcook bottle gourd pieces else they turn mushy.

6 Responses to “Bottle Gourd with Sesame”

  1. Mythili July 16, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Oooh! Love that copper bottom vessel. Awesome combo – gourd +sesame 🙂

  2. Sujatha July 17, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    Hmm, sesame seeds! Love the flavor and I can imagine the combination of bottlegourd and sesame! Looks delicious, Anusha!

  3. indu Srinivasan July 6, 2009 at 2:07 am #

    your bottlegourd with sesame seeds seems very tongue tickling. I shall definitely try it out and taste it with my family and share it with others too.. Please do visit my recipe blog and pass your comments which I would love to hear.

  4. mrudula March 3, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    hiii raji,
    just happened to visit ur profile..alll ur recipes r very gd.. will definetly want to try it out.. in the above curry, u can roast the sesame seeds first( which gives evn more gd taste to the dish) before being grinded with the rest of the ingredients…

    thank you,

  5. ruthvick February 14, 2012 at 11:47 pm #

    very very very very tasty

  6. ruthvick February 14, 2012 at 11:51 pm #


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