Sorakaya Pulusu | Anapakaya Pulusu | Bottle Gourd Stew

Recipe Prepared By

Smt Jhansi Lakshmi

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Sorakaya pulusu (bottle gourd stew) is a South Indian dish that is prepared by Telugu's. Pulusu or stew means mild flavored tamarind juice brewed with few spices. Sorakaya pulusu is soft and juicy, made from tamarind gravy and tastes yummy when served hot with steamed rice and dal.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Course: Main
Serves: 3-4
Main ingredient: Bottle gourd

1 bowl measurement: 250 ml
Flame used: Medium
 
Ingredients

Bottle gourd (lauki, sorakaya, anapakaya)
"Rich in fiber and low-calorie vegetable (14 calories per 100 grams)"
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Peeled and chopped bottle gourd: 250 grams
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Tamarind (Chintapandu) paste (step by step recipe): 2 tbsp
chintapandu paste

Or big lemon size tamarind soaked
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Chopped onion: 1 medium size, green chilies: 3 or 4
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For talimpu: 
Dry red chilly: 1, urad dal: 1/2 tbsp, fenugreek seeds: 1/4 tbsp, mustard seeds: 1/2 tbsp, cumin seeds: 1/2 tbsp, garlic pods: 2, curry leaves: Few

Spices

curry leaves

Oil: 2-3 tbsp
oil

Ghee (Clarified butter): 1 tbsp
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Turmeric powder: 1 tbsp
turmeric

Salt: As per taste
salt

Red chilly powder or kaaram: 1 tbsp
kaaram

Jaggery (mashed): Small lemon sized or 1 tbsp
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Water: 300 ml or 1 and 1/2 bowl





Procedure

Step 1: Heat 2 tbsp oil, saute (fry) spices one by one in low flame (prefer thick base kadai)
1 red chilly (endumirapa) and 1 or 2 garlic pod (optional)
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Fenugreek seeds (menthulu): 1/4 tbsp
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Cumin seeds (jeelakarra): 1/2 tbsp
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Mustard seeds (aavalu): 1/2 tbsp
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Urad dal (minapappu): 1/2 tbsp
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add onions and green chilies
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Add curry leaves and mix
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Step 2: Add turmeric powder and mix well
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Step 3: Add bottle gourd pieces
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Step 4: Add little (50 ml) water, let it cook for 2-3 minutesIMG 8526




Step 5: Add salt (uppu), 1 tbsp red chilly powder (kaaram), soaked & filtered tamarind juice or 2 tbsp tamarind paste (Chintapandu gujju).
Jaggery (bellam) "optional"
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Step 6: Add and mix 1 glass (250ml) water (just enough for the pieces should sink). Taste the stew and adjust any ingredient (tamarind paste, salt, red chilly powder) if required
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Let it cook for 10-15 minutes till bottle gourd is cooked
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Add 1 tbsp clarified butter (ghee) and turn off the flame when it comes to required thickness.
Put it in a serving bowl :)
sorakaya pulusu

Serve hot with steamed rice, plain dal and clarified butter or ghee (annamu, mudda pappu, neyyi)
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