Southern Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Southern Sorakkai, also known as Bottle Gourd, is a popular vegetable in South Indian cuisine. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in various dishes. This recipe features a simple and flavorful preparation of Sorakkai, cooked with spices and coconut. The dish has a mild and comforting taste, making it perfect for a wholesome meal. Serve it with rice or roti for a delicious and nutritious South Indian meal.

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Southern Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd)

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Ingredients for Southern Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Recipe

  • 1/4 Bottle Gourd, Peeled And Cubed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • as per your need A Few Curry Leaves
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon Grated Coconut
  • as per your need Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Southern Sorakkai (bottle Gourd) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Peel the bottle gourd and cut it into small cubes.
  • STEP 2.Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
  • STEP 4.Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • STEP 5.Add the bottle gourd cubes and mix well.
  • STEP 6.Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • STEP 7.Cover the pan and cook on low heat until the bottle gourd is tender.
  • STEP 8.In a separate pan, heat oil and add grated coconut. Roast until it turns golden brown.
  • STEP 9.Add the roasted coconut to the cooked bottle gourd and mix well.
  • STEP 10.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose a fresh and firm bottle gourd for the best taste.
  • You can adjust the spice level according to your preference.
  • Make sure to cook the bottle gourd on low heat to retain its texture and flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover Southern Sorakkai can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Reheat the dish before serving.
  • Serve the Southern Sorakkai with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
calories per serving
10 g Fat< 1 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
    < 1g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp