Anapakaya Perugu Pachadi

Keerti Dundoo Vodela

Food Content Creator and Recipe Developer @cook_with_kee

3 min read

 

Ease

3

Approx. Cost

INR 120

Serves

3

Cooking Time

20 Min

Ingredients list

Chopped coriander leaves: ½ cup
Green chilies: 2
Yogurt or hung curd: 1 cup
Chopped anapakaya/bottle gourd: 1 cup

For tadka
Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
Salt: 1
Turmeric: ⅛ tsp
Oil: 1 tsp
Dry red chili: 1
Cumin: ¼ tsp
Curry leaves: 1 sprig
Chana dal: ½ tsp
Urad dal: ½ tsp

Preparation


Step 1 :

Wash, peel and chop the bottle gourd into small pieces. Pressure cook the chopped bottle gourd for two whistles. After the pressure releases from the cooker, drain the excess water and allow it to cool.

Step 2 :

Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds, urad dal and cumin seeds and let them splutter add the dry red chilli and curry leaves and fry it for a minute. Add the cooked bottle gourd to the seasoning/tadka.

Step 3 :

For the coriander & green chili infused yogurt, grind coriander and green chili into a fine paste. Beat the yogurt with salt and turmeric. Add the coriander and green chili paste to the beaten yogurt. Top the yogurt with seasoned bottle gourd and serve.

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Cools UR body.
Since bottle gourd is rich in water it tends to have a cooling effect on your body and keeps your body hydrated, especially during summers. It keeps your stomach cool and reduces body heat.

Helps in weight loss.
Bottle gourd contains less calories with no fat. It also contains essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C Vitamin B, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.
Bottle gourd juice is widely used for weight loss too! It is packed with fiber which keeps you satiated for a long time and also low in calories.

Heart-healthy.
It is said that drinking bottle gourd juice first thing in the morning can help lower your blood cholesterol levels.

Cleanses UR gut.
Bottle gourd juice can also help when you have an upset tummy. The rich water and fiber content in this fab veggie help in cleaning UR digestive track and allows easy bowel movement to happen. To treat diarrhoea, drink bottle gourd juice with a pinch of salt.

Yoghurt is a fab probiotic which helps boost gut health. It is also a great addition to your diet during summers.

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