Monday, June 25, 2012

Sorekay kokum saar

   Of late I have been going thru severe acidity which is the norm at the threshold of every season change... I was feeling like not wanting to eat anything... Then I remembered Nasik aji who pampered me when I was her house tenant... She was a lady who appeared all harsh but was real soft inside... I used to get irked at her... Whenever I happened to go out her shrill voice used to warnme to close gate properly which I always did out of habit so I hated to encounter her but all that changed when my Hubby who used to go on official tour had gone during the very time of seasonal changes and I was in such bad shape vomitting n diarrhea... Aji must have heard my retching as it was calmare with few houses only she came to my house with the helpof walking stick poor lady she had problem walking and then with the stick she knocked on the door I was like who has come to botherme now and thinking like it I decided not to heed but the knock became persistent I went to open the door what do I see Aji standing near the stair and knocking the window she enquired about my health and when I said I am ok she dint leave me till I confessed everything then she told me to go to her house in 15 minutes and she will give me something to eat which will set my tummy right... I was reduced to tears for when we are weak and down kind caring words lifts us like never before... Agfter 15 minutes when I went to her house Aji had made this soft rice( Khimthi as it is called in marathi) and bottle gourd kokum saar.. and asked me to eat it with ghee and take rest and like she said it set my tummy... I remembered her today and it soothed my mind and made this now am feeling better...

Sharing it here...Unfortunately couldnt take picture

Bottle gourd - 1 cup peeled chopped pieces(about 1*1 cm cubes)
Onion - 1 chopped to 1 cm big pcs
Green chillies - 3-4 (mine was mild variety otherwise use 1-2)
Kokum - 4 pieces cleaned and soaked in warm water
turmeric 1/4tsp
jaggery, salt as per taste
oil - 1 tsp
cumin seeds- 1tsp
curry leaves few
water about half litre

Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seed and curry leaves
Add onion sautee for a minute when it turns translucent add bottle gourd pieces and saute for a minute... Squeeze kokum and sieve it and add the kokum juice to bottle gourd add turmeric, jaggery and water let it boil for 5-10 minutes till bottle gourgd is cooked add salt stir let it boil for 1 minute and garnish with coriander leaves...

Serve this with hot mashed rice and ghee...

I found another similar recipe with radish check it here..


  1. I think I need a dose of this too !!
    Thanks Vijaya for sharing it.

  2. wow! simple yet sounds delicious. I like the homely simple marathi recipes. They taste divine. Do give a visual treat when possible vj.

    loved the recipe

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    Oh dear you are welcome to have...

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  5. Hi Vishku ,

    I'm Punitha of

    New to your space and Came through Riya's blog!!

    Bottlegourd and kokum nice combo:))

    Looks Neat and construct well...

    Keep on Vishku....

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