South Indian

Sorakaya Pappu

Ingredients:
1/2 cup green gram dal
1/2 of a small bottle gourd or ash gourd
a pinch of turmeric powder
salt to taste

Grind to paste
1 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1-2 red chillies
2 tbsp coconut

Seasonings
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1-2 red chillies, broken into 2-3 pieces
5-6 garlick flakes (minced or crushed)
2 sprigs curry leaves

Method:
1. Wash, peel and cut gourd into cubes. Add dal, turmeric powder and sufficient water. Cook till done.
2. Heat oil, add seasonings, then the ground paste. Saute for 1-2 minutes add cooked dal, salt and simmer for a few minutes till all of it is well.blended, remove from fire.

Serve hot with rice.