Gourd in Tomato Coconut Sauce

I have posted a gourd recipe earlier – Bottle Gourd in Almond Sauce.  But this earlier recipe was with “bottle gourd”. The one I am using for this recipe is slightly different from bottle gourd.  The flesh of bottle gourd is softer and has bigger seeds.  I came across this vegetable for the first time when…

Broccoli with Kidney Beans

Broccoli with kidney beans, sounds strange.  I had a small bunch of broccoli which needed to be cooked since it started wilting.  So I thought of many ways to cook a new dish with broccoli.  I thought of potatoes and broccoli, tofu and broccoli, and kidney beans and broccoli.  For some reason I thought of…

Spicy Snake Gourd Curry

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon urad dhal 2 teaspoons chana dhal 4-5 dried red chilies 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 2 teaspoons cooking oil 1/2 of a small red onion 8 oz snake gourd 1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste Curry leaves 1 cup water Salt to taste Method: Dry roast urad dhal, chana dhal, and…