Phagil batate sukke

                                   I have already shared a few recipes of sukke in this blog and so do have my friends.Today I thought of sharing this sukke recipe as even though the basic gravy and method is same the combo is not very familiar to all .Here I have used phagil (teasel gourds/kantola) with potato . Phagil is a seasonal veggie and available only during monsoon for 2-3 months . It is a very versatile veggie and can be used in so many ways.Do check this blog for more of phagil recipes.
                      I prepared this for our festival ” Suttapunnav” as the festival falls during shravan maasa and this veggie is abundantly available.The festive recipes in our community are always without onion &  garlic..though there are some sukke’s with onion and garlic seasonings too and have been updated in the blog.The recipe for this dish is as follows:-

Ingredients:-
  1. 3-4 medium sized phagils(teasel gourds/kantola)
  2. 2 large potatoes
  3. 1 cup of  grated coconut
  4. 4 – 5 red chillies roasted
  5. A tbsp each of urad dal and Coriander seeds – roasted
  6. Marble sized tamarind
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Oil for seasoning as required
  9. A tsp of mustard seeds
  10. A sprig of curry leaves
  11. Jaggery  – a tsp (optional)
Method:-
  1. Pressure cook the cubed potatoes and phagil for 1-2 whistles adding pinch salt.
  2. Grind coconut tamarind and chillies coarsely,then add the roasted dal and coriander seeds and grind again adding water to not so fine paste(.For detailed recipe with pic check  here .)
  3. Add the ground paste to boiled veggies,adding salt water as required and simmer for few minutes.
  4. Add jaggery if using and mix well and again simmer for few minutes.
  5. The sukke is ready to be relished as side dish with meals.
                           Here’ s a picture of my suttapunve jevan(festive meal) with dishes sheeth ,dalithoy , shevai , nonche , phodis(tava fries), phagila koota, phagil batate sukke, taak and shevai payasu. Pickle  and taak makes the meal complete.For more dishes and details of the festival check our blog post about Sutta punnav /Rig upakarma.

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