Anapakaya(Sorakaya) Allam Karam/Bottle Gourd Ginger Curry

imageAnapakaya allam karam

Anapakaya allam karam is a native dish of Andhra Pradesh. Anapakaya allam karam is a very healthy recipe and gives great relief to sore throats because it is prepared with ginger/allam. This is no onion no garlic recipe, so it can be prepared during vrat/fasting days. The recipe is so simple yet delicious. Bottle gourd/anapakaya is chopped into tiny pieces. Chopped bottle gourd is steamed, ginger green chili paste is added and tempering is done. Here I present an authentic recipe  anapakaya allam karam with strong ginger flavour to relish anytime. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Side dish/curry
Cuisine: Andhra, India
Servings: 4


Bottle gourd: 1 no. Medium sized

Ginger: 1 1/2- 2 inch piece

Green chillies: 2 nos.

Salt: As required

Turmeric: Generous pinch


Sesame oil: 2 tsp

Bengal gram: 1 tsp

Split black gram with husk: 1 tsp

Mustard: 1 tsp

Cumin: 1 tsp

Asafoetida: A pinch

Grated fresh/frozen coconut: 1 tsp (Optional).

Method of preparation:

1. Take one medium sized bottle gourd.image

2. Rinse well and peel the skin. Cut them into small pieces and remove the seeds. Chop them again into tiny pieces.image

3. Take a small pressure cooker, put the chopped bottle gourd pieces into it. Pour half glass of water into it. Steam them for two whistles on high flame. Switch off the flame.image

4. Allow the pressure to settle down on its own. Open the lid of the pressure cooker.image

5. Take a mixer grinder, put chopped ginger and two green chillies into it. Add required amount of salt and turmeric too.image

6. Grind them to get coarse texture and put the mixture into steamed bottle gourd pieces.image

image7. Mix well and cook on low to medium flame for five minutes or till the extra water evaporates completely.image

8. Now heat small kadai pour sesame oil for tempering.image

9. Put Bengal gram, split black gram with husk, mustard and cumin seeds. When mustard splutter add a pinch of Asafoetida into it. Also add few curry leaves and tsp of grated coconut. Switch off the flame.image

image10. Mix well and pour this tempering onto the bottle gourd mixture.image

11. Mix thoroughly the tempering and sauté the curry for one more minute.image

12. Switch off the flame and transfer the anapakaya allam karam into a serving bowl.image

13. Now the delicious anapakaya allam karam is ready to serve. Serve the curry with hot steamed rice along with tomato chutney and drumstick rasam.image


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