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Friday, March 12, 2010

Sorakaya rice /squash rice/bottle guard rice

Ingredients :

Basmathi rice - 1 cup (or any choice of rice can be used this time I used sona masoori)
Bottle Gourd - 2 cups chopped to big cubes
Tomato - 2 chopped (medium sized)
Onion - 1 sliced lenght wise
Tumeric - little
Chilli powder - as required
curry leaves - few
Coriander for garnishing

Grinding :

Ginger - 1/2 inch
Garlic - 2 pod
Saunf - 2 tsp


Cinnamon - 1/2 inch
Cloves - 2
oil and salt as required

Method :

 Keep a pressure cooker or any other vessel which you usually do briyani or anyother variety rice.

 Heat oil in it and add the seasonings, then add the sliced onion and curry leaves.

 Grind the above ingredients in the grinding part.

 Add it to onion and saute until raw smell disappears.

 Now add the tomato and cook until they become soft and mushy.

 All the moisture should be absorbed. Add the tumeric and chilli powder.

 Now add the bottle gourd and saute lightly the add the water let it boil.

 Add the rice and close the lid ,when steam comes out put the whistle and keep in very low flame for 10 minutes .

 When it is cooled remove the lid and garnish with coriander leaves.

1.When sauting bottle gourd do not fry it for long time then it becomes so soft and mushy.

2. Each rice requires different measurement of water so use accordingly
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