Stuffed Bottle Guard Curry

Bottle gourd

Ingredients:
1 Bottle Guard

For the Stuffing :
1/2 cup grated Cottage cheese [Paneer]
2 tbsp grated processed Cheese
2 tbsp chopped fresh Coriander
1 tsp Green Chili finely chopped
1 tsp Corn flour
Salt to taste

For the Curry :
1 tbsp Oil
3 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
2 Onions chopped
4 Tomatoes
1 tbsp Poppy seeds,
2 tbsp Cashew
2 Cardamom
2-3 dry Red Chilies
1 tsp Red Chili pwdr
1 tbsp Coriander pwdr
½ tsp Turmeric pwdr
2 tbsp Fresh Cream
1 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Fresh Coriander chopped

Method :
Peel the Bottle Guard, cut about 1 cm thick slices. Scoop out center with a small Ring mold or bottle cap. Boil for 4-5 minutes in salted water, drain water n cool it.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl for stuffing and stuff inside Guard. Shallow fry it in a pan with some oil, keep aside. Keep Tomatoes in hot water for 10 minutes, remove its skin and chop it.
Soak Cashew and Poppy seeds in warm water for 30 minutes and ground to paste.
In a pan Heat Oil, add butter, Cardamom, Dry Red Chilies, Ginger Garlic Paste and Onion. Sate it for a while. Now add Tomatoes, Coriander pwdr, Turmeric pwdr, Red chili pwdr, Salt and Garam Masala. Add Fresh Cream and stuffed Bottle Guard. Garnish with Fresh Coriander.

Recipe by: Rachna Sharma(Eastern Snap Your Dish Contestant, Aug13)
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