Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bottlegourd Barthan

From my childhood i dislike few vegetables like bottlegourd , ridgegourd , snake gourd, carrot , radish ,etc,. If i tell like that it will become a big list . But when i started cooking i understood one thing i.e, we can eat any vegetable when it is cooked according to our taste . So the problem is not with the vegetable but the way of cooking . Recently i tried radish chutney , it cameout very well . No one recognized that it is made up of radish . same is the case with carrot . My sis made a carrot fry from which i became a fan of carrot . So ending my experiences i made this bottlegourd barthan according to my taste and i liked it . The reason behind making this as bharthan is i cant eat bottlegourd if i see it as pieces , so i made it as bharthan. Anyway try this recipe , hope u like it.

Preparation :-

  • Take 1/2 of medium size bottlegourd . Peelout its skin . Chop into small pieces . Finely chop 1 medium onion , 6 small green chillies.

  • Take a steel bowl in that add chopped bottle gourd , onion , greenchillies , to this add small lemon size tamarind , 1 tspn salt , 1/4tspn turmeric , little amount of water . Put this bowl in cooker and boil it for 5 whistles .

  • After pressure goes off takeout the bowl and mash it nicely using a masher.

  • Heat a pan add 2 tbspns oil , add 4 broken dry red chillies , 1/4 tspn urad dal , 2 crushed garlic pods , 1/4 tspn cumin seeds , 1/4 tspn mustard seeds , few curry leaves .

  • Now add mashed bottlegourd mixture and coriander leaves .

  • Fry till curry becomes thick and dry .

  • Serve hot with rice .


  1. Rajani Rayudu said...
    Hi Preethi,

    Vankaya barta tastes chesa kani sorakaya bartam epudu cheyala :-) nice one...........

    Monna ekado sorakaya halwa cheseru, miku adi nachuthundi emo, try chesi chudandi. Recipe kavalante forward chesta.

    Wishing You A Happy Pongal! to you and your family.

    Hello Rajini garu , inthaki mee gangabayilu mango pappu ela vachindi ? success aa ? ya forward me sorakaya halwa recipe. Actually i also tasted it in some function. Anyway happy pongal to u and ur family too.

    With cheers,
    Rajani Rayudu said...
    Hi Preeti,

    Avunu dini mundara meeru recipe pettina chote rasa comment, baga vachindi. Rathri 12 daka kurchuni upload chesi blog chesa, rathire meeku comment radamani ani anukunna, malli nidara kallatho emi rastano ani manesa.

    O monna picnic ki vellamu akada river, sea and bush vunnadi so full excited, so akada velleka wild bluberries chusamu, so then as uusal full excited to eat freely, mari shoplo vaka chinna box 5$ charge chesatru, so chala berries ne thinnamu. So next day had dinner so itching start ayindi kalluki, chuste rendu coin anta red dots erapadindi na kalla meeda, emi vundi le anukunna, so ninna mi pappu thinaka mundara chusukunte inka red ayindi so got frightened, taruvata mi pappu taste chesi abba chala baga vachindi comment radamani anikunte edemaindi abba ani after hour medical ki vellamu, emaina dangerous spider kuttindi emo huddle, mothaniki 90$ charge chesindi emi ledu andi, inka chudandi ma ayana intiki vastu free berries teeni inta pani chesavu ani :-), I said my leg important so decided to went to hospital ani. So intiki vachi tapatiki annayya phone and blogging recipe. So any way chala thanks andi.

    Kitchen Flavours said...
    Wow this is really a yummy twisted recipe.... Love to try this soon.... R u from Andhra?
    sampath choudhary said...
    sampath choudhary said...

    hai preethi garu its very good to see ur recipes they are very easy to understand fo every one i am specialy thanking u because even ur in USA ur using only telugu for the names of the ingridents which makes me post this comment and once again thanks for posting all those good old grandmom recipes.

    sampath choudhary
    easycrafts said...
    First time on ur blog and am amazed at your collection of recipes...great going..
    yamini said...
    Hi Preethi garu,

    First i saw ur blog when iam searching to cook okara curry on that day i have seen many blogs but i was impressed by ur way of presentation really its fantastic. I tried that curry really it came good.And today i thought to cook bottle gourd curry in a diffent way i searched ur blog and did bottle gourd barthan it came well and my husband also liked it very much.....

    Really its a great work...
    keep rocking
    all the best


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