|Beerakaya Endruroyyalu Kura|
Oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - a small stick
Chopped nethi beerakaya / Loofah/Silk Squash/Chinese okra/Sponge gourd - 1 medium size
( no need to remove skin just chop)
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped tomato - 1 small
Curry leaves few
Ginger and Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Dry shrimp/prawn - 1/2 cup
( soak it in hot water for 5 minutes)
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves for garnish
Heat oil in a pan temper it with mustard,jeera and cinnamon stick.
Next add the onions ,curry leaves and fry till onions are transparent.Add the ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell has disappeared.
Discard the water and add the shrimp and fry till its half cooked.
Now add all the dry masala powders and mix it well.
Now add the sponge gourd and tomato saute for a minute and in low flame cook till the mixture is dry.Water is not needed for cooking the vegetable it will leave water.
Switch off the stove garnish with coriander leaves.
Best served as side dish for plain rice
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