Sorakaya Kobbari Kura ~ Bottle gourd and Coconut curry

Calabash or Bottle gourd or lauki  is vine grown for its fruit. Fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and white flesh. The North Indian  popular dish is Lauki Channa. The juice of Bottle gourd is considered to have medicinal properties and to be very good for health.

For day 2, week 2 of BM 57 under the theme Side Dishes am here with a dry curry with Bottle gourd and coconut. Great to have with roti, naan or any Indian  flat bread. Here goes the recipe...


Bottle gourd pieces 2 cups
Onion 1 small
Green chili 2
Curry leaves 4
Mustard seeds 1/2 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Freshly grated coconut 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1/2  spoon
Oil 3 spoons


Cut Bottle gourd into small pieces.
Heat oil in a cooking pan and add mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds start splattering add cumin seeds, curry leaves and chopped green chili's.
Saute for a minute and add chopped onion.
Fry till the onions turn light brown.
Now add cut bottle gourd pieces, salt, turmeric powder and chili powder.
Mix well and let it cook on low to medium flame till the pieces become nice and soft.
Now add freshly grated coconut and mix well.
Let it cook for another 5 to 7 minutes.
Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 57.


Varadas Kitchen said…
Fresh gourd from the garden is such a treat. I have never tried it with coconut. Must try it.
rajani said…
Though this vegetable is popular in North, its not so regular in the south Indian menu.
Srivalli said…
That's a filling side dish!..good with both rice and rotis right!
Niloufer Riyaz said…
perfect combo.... delicious
Harini-Jaya R said…
Simple and everyday curry. Love it.
Pavani N said…
Yummy looking sorakaya kura.
Chef Mireille said…
this is one of my favorite Indian veggies - looks so good
Priya Suresh said…
Healthy and my kind of side dish, can have with some rice rite now.
Sowmya :) said…
Bottle gourd is so underutilized in my kitchen....this recipe shold help
Sowmya :) said…
Love this version of sorrakka.....will try it surely

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