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BOTTLE GUORD KOOTU/CALABASH/LOUKI LENTIL CURRY

A bottle guord or white flowered giurd is a vine grown for it’s fruit. It is harvested young to be consumed as a vegetable .When it is fresh it has a light green smooth skin and white flesh. The round ones are called CALABASH guord and long ones are called bottle guord.

Bottle guord is the favourite vegetable of Indians and are especially good for old age people and toddlers.

It is rich in vitamin s like thiamine,vit.C,folate,Vit B2,B3,B5 and B6.

Also rich minerals like calcium, magnesium,phosphorus,potassium,zincand has iron and maganese too.

Bottle guord is rich in fiber so it helps preventing constipation and other digestive disorders.

It helps in preventing fatigue.can have in the form of juice too.

Hollowed out and dried Calabash are used as utensils.

Ingredients:

  • Bottle guord deskinned and chopped…1 cup
  • Green gram dhal.. 1/4 cup cooked and mashed
  • Coconut scrapings…3 to 4 tbs
  • Onion…1 finely chopped
  • Tomato..1 finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds…1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies …2
  • Turmeric powder…..2 pinches
  • Garlic……3 cloves
  • Oil.,…..2 tbs
  • Mustard seeds and urad dhal…1/2 tsp.
  • Salt as required
  • Coriander leaves chopped.

When you chop the bottle guord discard the stem and deskin it.

Cook dal separately and mash it.

Chop onions and tomatoes.

Grind coconut scrapings,cumin seeds,red chillies and garlic cloves.

Method

  1. In a kadai put oil then add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal after turning brown add onions.
  2. When onions are transparent add tomatoes to it .
  3. When slightly mushy add bottle guord and pour water for cooking it.
  4. Add turmeric powder when half done add salt to it.
  5. When it is cooked and mashed dal and mix well.
  6. Now add coconut paste to it.
  7. When done finally add chopped coriander leaves.
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BROCCOLI STIR FRY/BROCCOLI PORIAL

Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.It is known to be a tasty vegetable which is rich in nutrients.

It has substantial amount of Vit.C,Vit.K,Vit.A,Vit.B6,folate,dietaryfibre,potassium,serenium,manganese and phosphorus.It is a rich source of phytonutrient,glucosinates,flavonoids and antioxidant that boost your health in a great way.

Health benefits of broccoli:

It prevents certain types of cancer

Reduces cholesterol, reduces allergic reaction and inflammation and is also good for eye care.

INGREDIENTS

  • Broccoli 1 medium size or 1 cup florets.
  • Onion_1no finely chopped
  • Oil as required
  • Mustard _1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal_1/2 tsp
  • Garlic minced 1 tsp or ginger garlic paste.
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder 1 tsp.
  • Salt as needed.
  • METHOD
  1. Broccoli florets should be separated.
  2. Cut broccoli into small bits we do for cauliflower
  3. Put in warm water for few minutes and remove it immediately.
  4. Heat oil in kadai and add mustard seeds to it when it splitters add urad dhal to it.
  5. 4.Add chopped onions to it and saute it.Add garlic too.
  6. 5.Add broccoli to it now add turmeric powder,chilly powder and salt to it.
  7. 6.If needed sprinkle little water
  8. And cook.
  9. This will get cooked soon.
  10. Optional:
  11. Chilly powder can be replace with sambar powder or can use little coriander powder
  12. If u don’t want to add turmeric powder can avoid that.