Spicy Pointed Gourd.

Ingredients:

  1. Pointed Gourd – 250 gms.
  2. Onion(finely chopped) – 2.
  3. Green Chillies(chopped) -2.
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 2 tsp.
  7. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 2 tsp.
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp.
  10. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and slit the pointed gourd from the middle cutting it into halves.

Step 2 – Take a heavy-bottomed vessel and add some vegetable oil to it.Now splutter in some cumin seeds and when it crackles add the chopped onions.Fry it for 3 minutes.

IMG_3155.JPGStep 3 – Now add the ginger-garlic paste and green chillies and fry it.Stir in the pointed gourds and fry it for 2 minutes.Now add salt,turmeric powder, red chilly powder,cumin powder,garam masala and the dry mango powder and fry everything.Now cover it with a lid and cook as such for 5-7 minutes on slow flame.Don’t add any water to the dish.Now remove lid and check whether the gourds are cooked or not.Now stir-fry the veggie for five minutes on high flame.If needed add some oil to prevent burning.Garnish with fresh cilantro.

Our spicy pointed gourds are ready.It is a great appetiser and a tasty side dish for your lunch or dinner menus.

Friends do try the recipe at home.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great weekend everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

 

Keema stuffed Pointed Gourd.

Ingredients:

Pointed Gourd – 250 gms.

Venky’s Masala Chicken Keema – 150 gms.

Vegetable Oil – to shallow fry.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Wash and scrape the skin lightly of the pointed gourds.Cut both edges of them.

Step 2 -Peel the pointed gourd to make it hollow.

Step 3 – Now take a pan and into it add the Venky’s masala chicken keema(it can be found in your nearby departmental stores or you can also get it online.It is a heat and serve product.)Heat it properly and then fill it in the pointed gourds.When done shallow fry these gourds till they get lightly browned on both sides.Place on a tissue paper to drain out excess oil.

Our stuffed keema pointed gourds are ready.Serve them with loaves,homemade chapatis,tortillas,fried rice or lunch and dinner platter.

You can alternately bake the pointed gourds also.The same recipe can be made by baking it rather than frying.

Friends do try the recipe at home.It’s tasty and goes very easy on time.Share your comments and feedback.Have a great week everyone.Till then healthy cooking,happy living!