Friday, July 21, 2006

Sorakaya Paala Kootu/Bottle Gourd cooked in Milk

From Mom,

  • 1 nos - Bottle Gourd
  • 1 cup - Milk
  • 1 Tbsp - Sugar
  • Salt to taste
For masala :
  • 1 tsp - Black peppercorns
  • 3 nos - Red Chillies
  • 1 tsp - Rice
  • 1 Tbsp - Urad Dal
  • 1 small cup - Coconut
For seasoning:
  • 1 tsp - Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - Urad dal
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 2 tsp - Oil
  1. Cube the bottle gourd and boil till they turn soft in a mocrowave or in a vessel with enough water.
  2. Roast all the masala ingredients in a little oil and set aside so they reach room temperature.
  3. Cool and grind to a paste by adding sufficient water.
  4. Now transfer the bottle gourd into a saucepan, add the paste, sugar, salt and water and allow to boil for about 5 mins.
  5. Reduce the heat and add one cup of milk and let the curry simmer for 3mins allowing all the spices to blend well.
  6. Transfer into a serving dish and season with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.

My Notes:
  • The same cooking method can be used for Chayote squash(bangalore kathirikai/chow chow) and pumpkin.
  • I made a slightly modified version of this kootu by adding ginger to the masala paste and adding some channa dal while boiling the bottle gaurd and skipped the milk too.
Chayote Squash

Bottle Gourd

12 thoughts:

Lera said...

priya,Thanks for your "sorakaya paala kootu", sounds Interesting and I do plan to try this .

Menu Today said...

Hi Priya,
I tasted this in my telugu friends house. Yummy curry!!!Thanx for sharing.

Krithika said...

That looks good. I think we make it with snakegourd

sudha said...

Nice recipe priya. Should try with Chayote Squash.

Vineela said...

Hi Priya,
Yummy looking kootu.Mom makes with snakegourd .Thanks for sharing.

indosungod said...

Priya this is a new way of making kootu for me should give it a try.

KrishnaArjuna said...

Kootu yumm! My mom prepares this too using the same exact method.

indianadoc said...

Paluposinakoora is quite popular in the telugu cuisine...and it is always a very simple comfort food...I do miss these vegetables at times..

MOM said...

Thank you all for ur comments here.

Priya said...

A different kootu recipe Priya. Shall try it soon . Thank u for the recipe.

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Anita-Madteaparty said...

Yummy kootu, and now I have a recipe. I have always guesstimated and made a tasty dish that I used to call I can have the real Macoy!

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