Bottlegourd belongs to Cucumber family. Bottlegourd is a nutritional rich veggie most of the children try to escape. Even the grown-ups think this is a flavour less veggie. It is a best veggie to include in your diet, if you are in low-calorie diet. There are much more advantages of bottlegourd. I don't want to discuss in this post as it may be boring. So If anyone really interested to know the nutritional benefits of bottlegourd, visit this page Healthbenefits.com


I have already published few Bottlegourd recipes. This is another interesting and tasty dish. Bottlegourd Kurma (Sorakkai Kurma) is a best and healthy accompaniment for any Indian Bread like Roti, Chapati etc. Try this simple and tasty kurma and share your experience!


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time30 mins
Servings4
Recipe CategoryMain
Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe
Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe

Ingredients:
Bottlegourd 2 Cups* Chopped
Onion2 Medium finely chopped
Tomato1 big chopped
SaltTo taste
Red Chilli Powder1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoon
Chopped Coriander LeavesFor Garnishing

* 1 Cup = 250ml

For Grinding:

Grated Coconut4 Tablespoon
Poppy Seeds2 Teaspoon
Cashews5-6
Fennel Seeds1/2 Teaspoon
Green Chilli
Ginger 1 inch piece
Garlic Cloves2
Cloves4
Cardamom 2
Peppercorns8
Roasted Channa Dal1/2 Tablespoon

For Seasoning:
Oil / Butter4 Tablespoon
Cumin Seeds1 Teaspoon


Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe
Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe

Method:
  1. Wash and peel and chop the bottlegourd into small cubes and set it aside
  2. Soak the poppy seeds and cashews in hot water and set it aside for 10 minutes

  3. After 10 minutes, Take rest of the grinding ingredients along with soaked and drained poppy seeds and cashews and grind it to a fine paste

  4. Heat a cooker, add oil / butter. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Add chopped onion and saute till they are transparent

  5. Add chopped tomato and saute till they are mushy. Add ground masala and mix well

  6. Add 1 cup water and stir well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and stir well. Add chopped bottlegourd along with 1 Cup water and close the cooker with lid and add the weight.

  7.  Pressure cook allowing for 3-4 whistles. After the pressure is fully released, garnish the kurma with coriander leaves 

  8. Serve the delicious Bottlegourd Kurma with Indian Bread like Roti, chapati etc 
  9. Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe
    Bottlegourd Kurma Recipe | Sorakkai Kurma Recipe

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  1. Sure will try next time
    -Priya
    www.asmallbite.com

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  2. SITA SRINIVASAN13 June 2016 at 07:32

    Came out very good! I added handful of mini soy chunks to add some protein.

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  3. I made it yesterday with a little modification and it was very good. Thanks for the recipe!

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