Bottlegourd Cilantro Chutney-Sorakaya Kothimeera Pachadi

A recipe from coastal andhra traditionally ground in the mortar and pestle.
Preparation time:25 minutes

Ingredients :
2 cups Chopped Bottle Gourd
1 bunch Cilantro
6 Green Chillies
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon sesame seeds/1 teaspoon sesame paste
2 teaspoon urad dal
pinch of Turmeric Powder
1 spring Curry Leaves
2 red chili
1 teaspoon tamarind paste
Salt to taste
3 teaspoons Oil

1.Heat half the oil in a pan, Add 1 teaspoon urad dal, fenugreek seeds, garlic, green chili and red chili and roast for 3-4 minutes.Keep aside.
2.In the same oil add the bottle gourd and turmeric,sprinkle a little water and let the bottlegourd cook until it is soft.
3.Add the chopped cilantro and saute until soft.
4.Let cool and Transfer the contents to a grinder and sesame paste. I fusing sesame seeds roast them in step 1 and grind.
5.Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the remaining urad dal, mustard seeds and curry  leaves and let splutter. Transfer the mixture to the previously ground chutney

Serve with rice or roti or idli.

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