Sorakkai Paruppu (Bottle gourd) Kootu | Sorakaya Kootu

Posted on September 20th, 2009

I bought sorakkai (bottle gourd) for the first time. Tried sorakkai kootu and it came out very well. Here am sharing the sorakkai kootu recipe with u all :)

Sorakkai (Bottle gourd) Kootu | Sorakaya Kootu

Sorakkai (Bottle gourd) Kootu | Sorakaya Kootu


Sorakkai (Bottle gourd): 250 gms
Moong dal: 150 gms
Coconut: 1/2 cup
Coconut oil: 1 tsp
Cooking oil: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: few
Coriander leaves: few
Salt: to taste
Turmeric powder: a pinch

Masala items for the kootu:

Kadalai parappu (Bengal gram): 2 tsps
Red chilies: 5-6
Urad dal: 1/2 tsp
Methi (Fenugreek seeds): 1/2 tsp
Asafetida: a pinch

Preparation Method:

  • Fry the masala items in 1 tsp of oil and grind them adding coconut and little water.
  • Clean and chop sorakkai.
  • Cook sorakkai and moong dal and keep it aside.
  • Add the masala paste to the cooked veggie+dal mixture.
  • Add turmeric and salt and allow the mixture to boil.
  • Remove it from the stove (after few mins of boiling) and add curry and corriander leaves.
  • Heat coconut oil and do seasoning with mustard seeds.
  • Add it to the kootu.

The sorakkai kootu can be had with rotis and rice :)

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7 Responses to “Sorakkai Paruppu (Bottle gourd) Kootu | Sorakaya Kootu”

  1. chan Says:

    What a neat side-dish!


  2. chitra Says:

    Looks to me..My MIL makes sweet kootu with it ..


  3. Parita Says:

    So delicious..would love to have this with rotis..hmm slurp!


  4. vidya Says:

    Even I haven’t tried this veggie so far.
    Will give it a shot


  5. DiDo Says:

    hey Anu, long time girl…I have moved to this new blog. This kootu looks awesome! the colors are wonderful and looks very healthy too.. I will go and search for this soraikkai and try this one :P


  6. Sharada Says:

    That was a good one !


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