BOTTLE GOURD WITH A TWIST

Chonira Nisha presently works for the Technology Division of Australia New Zealand Bank. In her free time, she loves to dance, paint, write jingles and poetry, and try new recipes. While her favourite quote is “Keep it Simple”, here Nisha shares a novel recipe -with a twist!

Bottle Gourd With A Twist 

 Ingredients:nisha somayya edited

 Bottle gourd-1/2 kg

  • 2 eggs
  • Cream cheese
  • Rice powder (enough to bind the mixture)
  • Salt
  • Chilli powder (to taste)
  • Green chillis (to taste)
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 medium Tomatoes, chopped
  • Italian seasoning (if available)
  • MTR Garam masala – a pinch
  • MTR Pulav masala
  • Oil for frying

 Method:

Coarsely grate the bottle gourd. 

Add salt , chilli powder, chopped green chillies, eggs, cream cheese, rice powder, Italian seasoning, garam masala, and one chopped onion.

Make patties out of the mixture, and shallow fry in a pan, or on a tava.

Chop the remaining onion, and fry in a pan along with the chopped tomatoes and a pinch of  MTR pulav masala.  Fry till the oil appears at the top of the gravy.

Grind tIMG_20170401_152254_1491040410649he onion/tomato mixture coarsely and return it to the pan. Chop the patties into four parts each and add into the gravy mix. Stir for 5 mins ,

Garnish with mint or coriander.

This is a semi-dry dish that can be served with chappatis or rice.

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