Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bottle gourd / Sorakay curry

Its getting hotter day by day in Houston. Even though we had a splash of rain and thunderstorm on Monday still hot..Can u imagine standing near the hot stove without window in the hot..I actually reduced my cooking time..not trying any new things..I have to go through this hot climate for another 4 months.. cant imagine.. I wanted to make something cooling..we know mor kozhumbu but this is simplified version..learnt from my keralite Friends..This is very easy and can be done in jiffy..I loved the soothing effect of bottle gourd and cooling of yogurt..


1 bottle gourd
2 cups yogurt ( use sour yogurt/home made)
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt to taste
7 green chillies(adjust to ur taste)
1 tbsp grated coconut
1 tsp cumin and mustard
3 redchillies
curry leaves


Clean the bottle gourd/Sorakay and dice them to bite size piece.

Make a smooth paste with green chillies and coconut.

Heat oil in a pan, do the seasoning with mustard, cumin, redchillies and curry leaves.

Add bottle gourd and fry for few minutes.

Add ground paste, turmeric and salt.

Add 1 cup water, cover and cook over medium heat.

Once the bottle gourd is soft, reduce the heat and add the whisked yogurt.

Remove from heat. Let it stand for 10 mts for the flavours to mix up.

Serve hot with rice!!!


Ramya Vijaykumar

Wow, nice curry for summer... just like moor kulambhu with lil less ingredients...


Sorekayi and Bedekai, slurp! That's what I call a great meal. Looks delicious! :)


curry looks delicious Ashwini

Akal's Saappadu

sorakka (mor ) kozhambu sounds easy, quick and delicious; lucky you (already having summer climate), I'm waiting eagerly for the sun :) I can very well stand hot climate than the cold windy temperature that we're having here now :)
what is the side dish, poricha kari meri irukku ? looks yummm !


side dish is Vendakkai fry Akal!!!

Thanks Ramya, Asha, Trupti and Akal

Poornima Nair

Great curry...I always love a new version of bottle gourd.


I love bottlr gourd .. this one is just yumm


good looking.. yummy platter

Dhanya Nambirajan

First time here. You have a lovely blog. Curry looks yummy.

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