Sorakaya Masala Kura | Bottle Gourd Curry in Ground Spices

>>  Sunday, May 22, 2011

Today is the last day of the BM#5 group 2. Somehow this month’s BM has been disturbed with the Blogger being down for a while and then life caching up with various things. I haven’t been able to check on all the BM posts. I have planned to check on them this week.

Coming to the recipe today, remember the Bottle gourd Chutney that Amma’s friend made for us. She also made this dish as the main for Rotis. I have already posted a sorakaya kura which is very delicious with roits. Imagine finding another one. I am giving the proportions exactly as how aunty shared with me. But do increase the spice if you want as hubby dear felt the curry needed little more spice.

 Sorakaya Masala Kura | Bottle Gourd Curry in Ground Spices

Ingredients Needed:

Ground Masala

Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds / Gasa gasa - 1 tsp
Fried gram / Potukadali  / Pappulu - 1 tbsp
Green chili - 4 nos
Garlic - 4-5 cloves
Coriander leaves  - few stalks

For Gravy

Sorakaya / Bottle Gourd - 1/2 kg
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Methi / Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Onions - 1 medium
Turmeric powder a pinch
Curry leaves 4 -5
Mustard Seeds  - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 2- 3 tsp
Salt to taste

Method to prepare:

Grind all the ingredients listed under ground masala as raw. Keep it aside.

Peel the bottle gourd outer skin, wash and cut into 1 inch pieces. Keep it aside. Skin can be used for making tokku also.

Heat a kadai with oil add Mustard, cumin seeds, Methi, Urad dal, curry leaves, finely chopped Onions. Fry till the onions turn to brown colour.

Then add Sorakaya pieces, fry for few mins on high, add salt & turmeric. Mix well, simmer and cover to cook for 5 mins.

Next add the ground masala, mix everything together and simmer for 2 mins. Then add required water and pressure cook it for one whistle.

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harini-jaya May 22, 2011 at 5:43 AM  

Isn't it such a simple curry, yet delicious? I make the same way except for the addition of onions and it is liked by all !

sowmya's creative saga May 22, 2011 at 6:40 AM  

the spices you used sounds so sure its delicious..

vaishali sabnani May 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM  

this one is really good .I make bottle gourd nearly twice a week...always looking for more variations!!thnx its a real help:))

Jay May 22, 2011 at 7:23 AM  

Ahh...this looks delicious...nice presentation dear..

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Mélange May 22, 2011 at 8:21 AM  

I loved simplicity and flavour of the curry !

PriyaVaasu May 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM  

Looks yummy and pretty quickie to make!!!

Aarthi May 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM  

simple but tasty one..will try soon

Usha May 22, 2011 at 6:24 PM  

Very simple curry and goes great with roti.

SouthIndianHome May 22, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

Simple and delicious curry
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Pavani May 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM  

Sorakaya curry looks delicious. Adding masala with poppy seeds is interesting and after making Bengali dishes with poppy seeds, I've become a big fan of them. Will try your version soon.

Priya May 22, 2011 at 9:27 PM  

Simple and delicious curryn,can have it with rice or rotis..

Vardhini May 23, 2011 at 12:14 AM  

Simple and delicious. I have only made sambar or kootu with this vegetable. This is new.


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