Bottlegourd-Black Peas Sidedish

bottlegourd alsande sidedish
Most of the people like to plan way ahead for dinner/lunch. Somehow, that never worked with me. So most of the time, I end up combining some unusual ingredients to make a dish. This was one such combination that I had never seen before.

I use bottlegourd (lauki/gardudde) a lot these days. I wanted to make something different with this vegetable. I thought of pairing it with something else. All the beans that I had in pantry needed soaking, then I saw black eyed peas (alsando). I am a big fan of these beans as they don’t need soaking. Taste wise also, I have always loved them. So I combined both into a standard sidedish that I make with different combinations. It came out great.

Just before posting today, I googled for these two ingredients and ended up at Sia’s blog. Check out Sia’s version too.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup black eyed peas(alsande)
2 cups bottle gourd chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup onion
1/2 cup tomato
1 tea spn chilli powder
1/2 tea spn kolhapuri masala or garam masala
1/2 tea spn mustard seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves
Oil
Salt

Method:
Cook black eyed peas in cooker till done.
Heat oil and add mustard, cumin seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, onion. When they turn brownish, add bottlegourd, a little water and let it cook. Now add tomatoes, cooked peas.
Add salt, chilli powder, kolhapuri masala/garam masala. Cook for few minutes.
Serve hot.

Serves : 2-3
Preparation time : 30mins

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