Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kokan Dudhi Bhaaji/ Bottle Gourd Stir Fry(Goan Style).

Bottle gourd is called Kokan dudhi in Goa. My mom made kheer of it as well as this simple everyday stir fry(goan style) with the addition of chana dal.


3 cups, Kokan dudhi, peeled and chopped,

3 tbsp chana dal, washed and soaked in 5 tbsp water for 15 minutes,

1 tsp oil,

1 tsp mustard seeds,

1 green chilly , slit,

1/2 medium onion, chopped,

2 tbsp grated, coconut,

1/2 tsp turmeric powder,

pinch of sugar/jaggery,

salt to taste,

3/4 cup water.


  • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.

  • Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add onion, green chilly and the drained, soaked chana dal.

  • Next add the dudhi and mix.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

  • Cover with a lid and let cook on medium low heat till the vegetable and dal is cooked to fork tender.

  • Turn off the heat and serve.


Can substitute any kind of dal for the channa dal.

1 comment:

  1. Delicious!! I love this recipe and make it often at home.