Jul 14, 2008

Sorakkai ( Bottlegourd ) Kootu

Every Religion , Region , Community has
their own traditional cuisine.Until 2 decades
back We belong to a community don't get
used of kootu . Mostly We cook only
dry poriyals .Since both my Thatha and Appa
worked outside our place, all types of cuisines
featured in our plate.Now comes the recipe ....
Sorakkai or Bottle gourd chopped - 2 cups
Moong dal - 3 tblsp
For seasoning
Mustard urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
Curry leaves
Coconut grated - 1 tblsp


  • Wash moong dal and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Meanwhile microwave chopped sorakkai in high for 5 min.
  • Mix it in between.
  • In a kadai add oil.
  • Add the seasoning to the oil .
  • Now add mashed moong dhal and cooked sorakkai.
  • Mix well.Add coconut before removing from the stove.

Goes well with Rotis , Rice .


Madhavi said...

Nice recipe Kamala, looks good!!!

Uma said...

delicious kootu Kamala! I add turmeric to it.

Laavanya said...

So many yummy sorakkai recipes lately.. Kootu looks great.

Cham said...

ha ha what a coincident i posted kootu too :) I love kootu looks good..

Illatharasi said...

Sorrakai everywhere.... good one, I started loving this veggie;)


i love kootu but havent made with sorakkai .. will try it soon

A&N said...

Aah, an old classic :) We use kadalai paruppu (chana daal) for this though.

Pooja said...

thank you for posting this traditional dish for vow bottle gourd Kamala :)

ranji said...

this lauki kootu is very new to me...looks gr8..must be delicious with rice..

Divya Vikram said...

Got sorakkai yesterday.Amma gave me the idea to make something similar with this akka..will be posting soon.

Maheswari said...

Another delicious comfort food.Loveed it.So you are from Wisconsin, then we are practically neighbours..:D

Suma Rajesh said...

kootu looks delicious..i never tried this veg...will try it soon

Sagari said...

love your kootu recipe kamala, simple and yummy

Shreya said...

hi Kamala, this is a favorite at my place. My MIL also makes it often to go with chapathis for dinner. Good one:-)

Sireesha said...

Sorakkai kottu looks delicious.....I also make it but with toor dal.....will try this time.....