When we had made the Soya Chunks Vegetable Pulao
, the side dish was Sorakaya Pakodi Curry. Whenever we make a pulao at home, there comes the question of what to make for the side dish. Most times we think we can make do with a raitha, but when the pulao is not spicy as in biryani, we then have to think for some side dish to be made.
That's when this Sorakaya Pakodi curry came handy. The first time when Amma made this, the curry turned out to be very spicy for me, though hubby dear liked it. So when I was going to make it for myself I will have to reduce the spice level. However if you prefer a spicy side dish for Pulao, then you can just go ahead with the spice levels mentioned in the recipe.
Other Sorakaya Recipes
Bottle Gourd Dal (Sorakaya Pappu)
Sorakaya Vepudu ~ Bottle Gourd Stir Fry
Chettinadu Sorakkai Kurma ~ Bottle Gourd Curry Chettinad Style
Bottle Gourd Curry ~ Sorakaya Kura!
Sorakaya Snack ~ Bottle Gourd Fries!
Sorakkai Sambar ~ Bottle Gourd Sambar
Bottle Gourd Tikkis
Sorakaya Masala Kura
Bottle Gourd Dosa
Sorakaya Pakodi Curry
For the Pakodi
Sorakaya/ Bottle Gourd, grated - 1 cup
Gram Flour / Besan - 1/2 cup
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Ginger, finely chopped - 1"
Green chilli, chopped - 1
onion - 1 medium
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
oil for deep frying
For the Gravy
Onions - 1 medium
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Tomato Puree - 1cup
Coconut paste - 2 tsbp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
How to prepare Sorakaya Pakodi Curry
How to prepare the Pakodi
Grate the bottle gourd and squeeze with little salt. Use the water for the gravy.
Then mix in all the ingredients, make a rough shapes with hands and keep it aside.
Heat a kadai with oil, deep fry the balls and drain on a kitchen towel.
How to prepare the Curry
Heat a non stick pan with oil, saute the onions till they turn golden, add ginger garlic paste and continue cooking till the raw smell leaves.
Then add tomato puree, saute, finally add the coconut paste and salt. Add a cup of water, bring to boil. When it cooks for 5 - 7 mins, switch off.
Add the pakodis when you are ready to serve, else it will absorb all the curry and becomes soft.
Serve with Soya Chunks Vegetable Pulao
Enjoy your weekend!