Bottle gourd curry

It is a versatile vegetable used for cooking savory and sweet dishes.It is not only rich in all the essential vitamins and minerals.The raw juice helps in weight loss when taken on a empty stomach  keeping you fuller for longer with its high water content.

Today i did prepare bottle gourd curry with roasted sesame seeds powder.It is simple and a healthy dish.

Serves 2-3
Prep time-5 mins
cook time :25 mins

1 large bottle gourd-Wash ,peel and dice into small pieces and set aside.
3-4 tbsp roasted sesame seed powder
pinch of turmeric
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

For seasoning:
1/2 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Channa dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 dry red chili or 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/2  tsp Cumin seeds

1)Heat a pan on a medium flame and add the seasoning ingredients allow the mustard seeds to crackle and dal to turn golden brown.
2)Then add the the bottle gourd ,turmeric and salt.Cook it covered on a medium to low flame stirring occasionally for 20 mins or until it is soft.
3)Finish off by adding roasted sesame seed powder.stir thoroughly.Switch off the flame and serve hot with steamed rice or brown rice or Quinoa.

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