Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bottle gourd and Horse gram Curry (Suraikkaai Kollu Kuzhambu)

  • Suraikkaai (Bottle gourd) -1
  • Kollu (Horse gram) – 150 g
  • Onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Garlic cloves – 3
  • Kuzhambu podi (Sambar powder) – ½ Table spoon
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ Tea spoon
  • Salt
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves
  • Soak kollu (Horse gram) over night in water. Discard soaked water and rinse them well in fresh water.
  • Cook them with little water and grind to course paste. Keep it aside.
  • Chop suraikkaai (Bottle gourd), onion and tomato.
  • Heat oil in a vessel and add mustard seeds. When they pop up add onion and a pinch of salt. Fry till onion is slightly brown.
  • Add suraikkaai (Bottle gourd), tomato, curry leaves, turmeric powder and kuzhambu podi (Sambar powder). Mix and cook them well.
  • Now add ground kollu, required amount of water for the gravy and crushed garlic cloves. Adjust salt and cook the mixture until it is done (in a slow flame).
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Excellent dish for weight loss program and delicious too.
  • It can be served with rice, idly, dosa , chapati and bread. 


  1. Nice and beautiful click....

  2. Nice pic.. healthy curry.. i'll try this with dosa..

  3. Oh how I love curry! This looks so yummy!

  4. May I have your email ID..

  5. oh what a delicious and comforting bowl!

  6. Hello Tina, Sara, Sook, Uma, Simply life and Aruna
    Thanks for your valuable comments

  7. First time here....

    Nice and Healthy Combo...

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