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Bottle Gourd Moong Dal curry or Sorakaya Pesarapappu.

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Bottle gourd (Sorakaya in Telugu) also called as long melon is a vegetable commonly used in Indian cuisine. Bottle gourd can be prepared with combination of Tur or Moong dal. Moong dal itself tastes good and it enhances the taste of the recipe. A mix of Bottle Gourd and Moong dal tastes delicious. Here goes the procedure:




Preparation time: 20 minutes Serves: 3 people
Ingredients:
Bottle gourd: 1 cup ( diced).  Moong dal : 1/4 cup  Cumin seeds: 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp Red chillies: 2 Green chillies: 2 (sliced) Red chilli powder: 1/2 tsp (optional) Oil:3tsp Asafoetida: small pinch Turmeric powder: small pinch  Salt to taste
Procedure:
Take the diced bottle gourd and moong dal in a bowl wash it and keep it a side for 10 minutes

Take a kadai add 3 tsp oil and add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds, red chillies. Sauté it and add green chillies and asafoetida.
Drain the water in the bowl and add the bottle gourd and moong dal to the kadai. 
Add turmeric powder, sauté it and close with a …