French style courgette

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings

500g bottle gourd, peeled and diced
1 ½ tbsp garlic, chopped
250g fresh tomato puree
½ tsp salt ½ tsp sugar
1tsp freshly ground black pepper;
30ml olive oil

1. Put olive oil in a non-sticky pan over medium heat
2. Add garlic and sauté till it is light brown
3. Add the diced bottle gourd along with some salt; reduce flame and cook covered on slow flame, pouring in a little water if required.
4. Once it is ¾ th done add the fresh tomato puree along with the pepper, salt and sugar.
5. Simmer till the bottle gourd is fully done.
6. Check seasoning and serve.

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