Sunday, September 15, 2013

Seeme badane kai Palya (Chayote Squash Dry Curry)

Seeme badene kai Palya/Chayote squash dry curry is  dry curry and you can have them with almost all main dishes.

I have used Seeme badane kai, green chilly and fresh  grated coconut. It is an easy dish and fits to all age groups taste bud.
No Onion or No Garlic is used in this curry.
Let us see the recipe Now :
Things Needed:
Seeme badane kai (Chayote Squash): 2 to 3
Curry leaves: 4 to 5
Coconut: 2 Tablespoons
Coriander Leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Green Chilly: 2
Salt: to taste
Oil: 1 Teaspoon
Mustard seeds: 1/2 Tea spoon
Urd Dal: 1/2 Tea spoon
Turmeric Powder: a pinch
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon

1. Wash and remove the outer skin and the seed inside the Seeme badane kai  and cut into small pieces. Wash and cut coriander leaves and curry leaves into small pieces.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Wash and slit chilly.
3. Now keep a pan on the fire. Add oil and heat. Add mustard seeds and urd dal. Let the mustard seeds spurt.
4. Add curry leaves and cut seeme badane kai pieces. Stir it nicely.

5. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook on low flame till soft. Add a piece of jaggery and slit green chilly.

6. Add salt and stir. Now add grated coconut and mix it well. Leave it for 1 minute.

7. Add coriander leaves and shift the Seeme badane Palya to a serving bowl.

8. Serve the ready Palya with hot rice, a spoon of ghee on the top of the rice just before serving. Or with chapati or poori.

Seeme badane pieces should be cooked till soft. You can use little jeera while seasoning. Cooking on low flame will help the vegetable to cook nicely. Do not add salt in the beginning. Add when it turns soft. Must use fresh coconut. Use of jaggery is optional. You can dry grind chilly and coconut and then  add it to the dry curry. (optional)
Severs:2 to 3
Time: 15 to 20 Minutes.

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