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Monday, March 22, 2010

Patola in Hoisin Sauce

Soupy or Stir fried, this is the best way of enjoying patola, gourd or loofah in english. Here's the kitchen recipe we always have in our table:

2 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
3 medium ripe tomatoes
2 2-feet long patola, sliced round
1 T water (if stir-fried), 1 Cup water (if soupy)
2 T Hoisin sauce
salt and pepper to taste

In a pan, saute garlic and onion until translucent. Add tomatoes and mash until soupy. Add patola and stir fry until tender. Add water as desired. Add salt and pepper to taste and hoisin sauce. remove from fire and serve immediately on top of rice.