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How to cook opo squash curry ( bottle guard)

This curry is served with rice or any Indian bread. It's quick and easy.You can also replace squash with potato. That tastes great too.

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INGREDIENTS
Heat oil in a pressure cooker once it's hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds 1ce they are spluttering add chopped green chili and onion. Once it starts getting brown like this

Heat oil in a pressure cooker once it's hot add mustard seeds and cumin seeds 1ce they are spluttering add chopped green chili and onion. Once it starts getting brown like this

Add chopped tomatoes and stir

Add chopped tomatoes and stir

When tomatoes start oozing oil out cook for about a min and when it's started to brown add dry spices

When tomatoes start oozing oil out cook for about a min and when it's started to brown add dry spices

Add coriander powder, chili powder, salt and turmeric. Cook for another minute or two till the oil oozes out.

Add coriander powder, chili powder, salt and turmeric. Cook for another minute or two till the oil oozes out.

Looks like this when You are ready to move to the next step

Looks like this when You are ready to move to the next step

Add  opo squash and mix well

Add opo squash and mix well

Now add water enough to immerse the squash. Check for salt and spice. Add diced potato if you don't like opo squash.

Now add water enough to immerse the squash. Check for salt and spice. Add diced potato if you don't like opo squash.

Pressure cook for 10 mins. Every pressure cooker is different mine gives a whistle when the steam is full. After the whistle I switch the stove off and let it cool down all by itself.

Pressure cook for 10 mins. Every pressure cooker is different mine gives a whistle when the steam is full. After the whistle I switch the stove off and let it cool down all by itself.

That's how it looks when it's done. Switch the stove on and let it boil till the water needs desired consistency shut the stove off and add chopped cilantro and mint.

That's how it looks when it's done. Switch the stove on and let it boil till the water needs desired consistency shut the stove off and add chopped cilantro and mint.

Serve with steamed rice or any Indian bread. Enjoy!

  • 1.0 Small opo squash peeled and diced
  • 0.0 Cup chopped onion
  • 1.0 Cup chopped Tomato
  • 2.0 Chopped green chilli
  • Handful chopped cilantro
  • Few mint leaves
  • 2.0 Tbsp oil
  • 0.0 Tsp mustard seeds
  • 0.0 Tsp cumin seeds
  • 0.0 Tsp turmeric
  • 0.0 Tsp coriander powder
  • Salt and red chilli powder to taste