Bottle Gourd with Oil Cake

19 Aug

Anapakaya Telagapindi Kura


Bottle Gourd 1/3 of small one
Oil Cake 2 inch piece
Red Chile Powder 1 tsp
Garlic 5 pods
Salt to taste


Urad dal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Curry Leaves 4
Oil 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

Dry the oil cake under the sun or put in the low heat oven for 10 minutes.
Mash with a pestle and grind the oil cake into fine powder.
Peel and chop bottle gourd into small pieces (abt. 2 cups)
Peel and mash the garlic pods.

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 pan on medium high, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start to jump, add cooked bottle gourd, ground oil cake, red chile powder and salt.
Cook covered for a minute and stir fry to evaporate any excess water.
Serve hot with steamed rice and ghee.

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


8 Responses to “Bottle Gourd with Oil Cake”

  1. Shrutika August 19, 2008 at 10:00 am #


  2. Kiran August 19, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    How do you manage to get telagapindi and regi pallu in the US? I honestly would like to know. Are you currently in India?

  3. harini August 20, 2008 at 5:13 am #

    i hate bottlegourd but honestly it tasted good when i tried out yours

  4. Kiran August 21, 2008 at 11:53 am #

    Raji, I have noticed that you don’t really like responding to the comments. I think it would be better if you closed your comments section altogether.

  5. anusharaji August 21, 2008 at 8:24 pm #

    @kiran am currently in india

  6. Kiran August 22, 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    Oh, i thought so. I know its irritating to respond to each individual comment, but once in a while would be a nice change. Anyways have a fun trip & don’t forget to take a photo of all the goodies.

  7. pallavi December 9, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    what is meant by oil cake?

  8. gayathri November 7, 2011 at 5:51 am #

    good.we tasted it at once

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