Sorakaya Masala Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Bottle Gourd Curry

Simple and tasty, Sorakaya Masala Curry is an Andhra Style Masala Curry that you can serve along with your South Indian Meals for everyday lunch/dinner.

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Sorakaya Masala Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Bottle Gourd Curry
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Sorakaya Koora or Sorakaya Masala Curry is a simple and tasty Andhra Style curry where Bottle Gourd/Lauki is cooked with simple South Indian masalas. This recipe is simple to make and therefore its perfect to make during busy mornings to pack in your lunch box.

Did you know - Bottle Gourd is a vegetable high on water (about 92%) and is a rich source of vitamin C, K and calcium. It helps in maintaining a healthy heart and brings down bad cholesterol levels. It is low in saturated fat, cholesterol, high in dietary fibre.

Serve Sorakaya Masala Curry along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Beetroot Pachadi and Steamed Rice for your weekday lunch or dinner. 

If you like this recipe of Sorakaya Masala Curry, you can also try other Bottle Gourd recipes that you can make for your Vegetarian dinner:

  1. Khatta Meetha Lauki Recipe
  2. Sorekai Majjige Huli Recipe
  3. Sukhi Dahi Wali Lauki Recipe

Course: Lunch
Diet: Diabetic Friendly
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

20 M


2 Servings


  • 300 grams Bottle gourd (lauki) , cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • Salt , to taste
  • For spice powder (grind it into a powder)
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies

How to make Sorakaya Masala Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Bottle Gourd Curry

  1. To begin making the Sorakaya Koora / Masala Curry recipe, firstly peel the bottle gourd and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Keep it aside.

  2. Into a pressure cooker, add the cut Bottle gourd/ Sorakaya, along with a little salt,  pinch of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons water. Pressure cook on high heat for 2 whistles and turn off the heat.

  3. Release the pressure immediately, by running it under cold water. This will prevent the bottle gourd from getting over cooked.

  4. Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies. Dry roast them for about a minute. Once done, turn off heat and cool completely. Add this mixture into a mixer grinder and grind into a powder.

  5. Heat oil in a kadai; add mustard seeds, urad dal, dry red chilli and saute for about 20 seconds, until the urad dal turns golden brown. Once the dal turns crisp and brown, tear the curry leaves and add it in the pan. 

  6. After 30 seconds, add cooked Sorakaya/ bottle gourd pieces, salt and the powdered spices. Cover the pan and cook the Sorakaya Koora for 2-3 minutes until all the masala comes together.

  7. Once done, check the salt and adjust according to taste. Turn off the heat, transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.

  8. Serve Sorakaya Koora Recipe along with Mixed Vegetable SambarBeetroot Pachadi and Steamed Rice for your weekday lunch or dinner.

Sorakaya Masala Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Style Bottle Gourd Curry is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest

Last Modified On Tuesday, 11 February 2020 18:07
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