Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dudhi Peels & Seeds Upkari

Simple Upkari from my grandmother's kitchen. Follow the recipe when you have freshest available dudhi or bottle gourd. It uses the peels and seeds!

Dudhi Peels & Seeds Upkari
2 cups chopped peels and seeds of dudhi/bottlegourd/ghia/lauki
salt to taste

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
/2 tsp asafoetida
2-3 byadgi chilies, halved

1 tbsp fresh coconut (or more per your taste!)

1. Chop the peels and seeds of the bottlegourd
2. Heat oil. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
3. As the mustard seeds start to pop, add chopped peels and seeds. Saute for about 2-3 minutes.
4. Cover it with a lid with some water on top.
5. Cook on a low flame.
6. Add salt to taste. Add coconut.

Note -
1. Use coconut oil for the traditional flavor.


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