Sorakaya Masala Curry Recipe - Andhra Style Sorakaya Curry

Simple and tasty, Sorakaya Masala Curry/ Koora is an Andhra Style Masala Curry that you can serve along a hot steaming bowl of sambar and rice topped with ghee.

Archana Doshi
Sorakaya Masala Curry Recipe - Andhra Style Sorakaya 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
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
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 Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds)
  • 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 Dry Red Chilli
  • 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Sorakaya Masala Curry Recipe - Andhra Style Sorakaya 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 mustard seeds, urad dal, sesame seeds, and red chillies. Allow it to crackle and the dal to turn golden brown.

  5. Stir in the curry leaves, the cooked Sorakaya/ bottle gourd, sambar powder, salt to taste and stir well to combine.

  6. 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 Curry Recipe - Andhra Style Sorakaya Curry is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest