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Friday, 17 August 2012


Hi, how are you today?? I'm excited since its almost holiday mood already. Ok back to my recipes,  I'm delighted to share some of my mum's simple home cooked indian food recipes for you to try . For me, my mum is an expert cook without any recipe.....she usually doesn't have any specific measurement for her cooking...the measurements/ingredients too varies from time to time but the end result is always YUMMY!! 

Today, I'm sharing a seafood gravy recipe called  SHRIMP SORAKAYA@BOTTLE GOURD CURRY for you to try. Its simple but tasty. Alrite, lets check out the recipe (I've given a rough measurement but u may always alter it to suit your taste)


Ingredients :-

1 medium sized soorakaya/bottle gourd ~ remove skin and cut into medium sized cubes
500gms - shrimps ~ peel and devein
1 tsp - anise seed/jintan manis
1/2 tsp - fenugreek / halba
1 - large onion ~ sliced
4 cloves - garlic *
1cm - ginger *
1 - large tomato ~ cut into wedges
3 tbsp - fish curry powder 
1 tbsp - chilly powder
1/2 cup - coconut milk 
1/2 cup - tamarind juice (thickness according to your taste)
curry leaves
water ~ as needed
salt to taste

Method :-
  1. Pound together ginger and garlic (marked *) using mortar and pestle for a better taste or you may use food processor.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add in the onion, pounded ginger garlic, fenugreek, anise seed and curry leaves.
  3. Fry till onion turns light brown in colour. 
  4. Add in the shrimp. Fry for a few seconds and mix in the tomato and bottle gourd.
  5. Lower the heat and add in the fish curry and chilly powder. Mix well and cook a while before adding in sufficient water for the gravy. Adjust the heat to medium.
  6. Season with salt and tamarind juice and bring it to boil.
  7. Lastly add in the thick coconut milk, give it a stir and remove from heat. 
  8. Ready to serve. 
 Have it with hot white rice. Yummy !!

Here's a picture of Sorakaya @ Bottle Gourd....Have a good day! :-)

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