Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sorakaya Pulusu / Bottle Gourd in Tangy & Spicy Sauce

Sorakaya Pulusu is a wonderful South Indian recipe,popular in Andhra Pradesh. The main ingredient is Bottlegourd cooked in sweet, spicy and tangy (tamarind) sauce. I learnt this recipe from my mom who used to make quiet regularly for our lunchboxes. And this takes me back to India, home and mom again, Love you Mom.

We can use Sorakaya peel to make Pachadi which taste very delicious - Here is the Recipe
This Curry has great combination of flavours of sweet,spicy and tangy.Sorakaya Pulusu goes well with Mudda Pappu, Rice and papads. 


Sorakaya chopped- 1 no
Onion chopped- 1 no small
Chillies Slit length wise- 2 no
Tamarind Juice - 1/4 cup
Red Chilli Powder As Required
Tumeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery grated - 1 tsp
Salt As Required


Red Chillies - 2 no
Curry leaves - 5-6 no
Jeera - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Oil - 2 tsps
Hing - 2 pinch

  • Peel the Bottle gourd and chop into small pieces.
  • Chop Onions and green chillies.
  • Boil Sorakaya pieces along with onions,chillies,water in a pressure cooker for about 2-3 whistles.
  • Once the pressure cooker comes to off, cook on low flame and mash the pieces with a masher or with a round laddle.
  • Now add salt, turmeric powder,chilli powder, tamarind juice , jaggery and cook uncovered till the mixture comes together.
  • In another cooking vessel Heat oil add garlic.
  • After the garlic turns little brown add jeera,mustard seeds,urad dal and cook for 2 seconds
  • Add curry leaves,red chillies and hing and cook for another 2 seconds.
  • Now add the above cooked Sorakaya mixture and mix well and cook for 2 mintues on medium flame.
  • Serve with Rice

Mudda Pappu


Toor Dal - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt As Required

  • Pressure Cook Toor dal with water for 4 whistles
  • After the pressure cooker comes to off cool
  • Take cooked Toor dal in a vessel add salt.
Sending this to Veggie/fruit of the month - Bottle gourd hosted by Raji originally started by Priya, Walk through Memory lane hosted by Gayathri, Hot & Spicy Treats - Stew/Curries, Healthy & Hearthy hosted by Jyothi


  1. we call it sorakaya bajji...mudda pappu neyyi...yum yumm!

  2. Delicious curry.. a must try one..Sravs, I have announced an event for Baby Food. Please go thru the event details and send me some entries

  3. looks so yummy..my fav one..

  4. Sorakaya pulusu chala bagundi sravs.. Yummy !!
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  5. This is a wonderful bottle gourd preparation and as I am hosting this month's veggie/ fruit a month- bottle gourd event, I will be delighted if you can send this across to me. Thanks.

  6. Awesome dish..I would surely love to give it a try..Thank you so much for posting it..


  7. yummy curry....luks so delicious

  8. Yum yum, super tempting curry,love to have with a bowl of rice.

  9. Yum yum,mouthwatering here, wat a super tempting curry..

  10. Yummy kootu..looks totally delicious

  11. New recipe to me! Looks yummm! :P:P

  12. wow... the curry looks so delicious... have never eaten bottle gourd before... will surely give this a try...

  13. delicious pulusu, never tried this..

  14. Thats a really delicious curry..Love the recipe and clicks..

  15. Mmm...Yummy Pulusu...Looks very inviting

  16. Really fantastic curry n healthy too...
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  17. Yummy....i can finish it off with rice and ghee in no time...

  18. this bottle gourd recipe looks fantastic, will try this sometime..looks inviting !!

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  19. looks delightful- must have tasted swell

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  21. looks delicious & mouthwatering...I have some bottle gourd left.I am planning to try this recipe with it...Thanks a lot for sharing with my event too....
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  22. Thank you for sending this hearty curry for my event! Cheers

  23. Pulusu looks so inviting. Thanks a lot for linking...


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