May 7, 2010

Sorakaya Pappu ~ Bottle Gourd Lentil

Sorakaya Pappu or Dhudi / Lauki Dal or Bottle Gourd Lentil or Sorekayi Thove

Ingredients :

Toor dal : 1 cup
Bottle gourd pieces : 1 cup
Tamarind :small amla size
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Urad dal : 1/2 tsp
Chana dal : 1/2 tsp
Few curry leaves
Red chilli powder : 1/4 tsp
Green chillis : 2 or 3
Red chilli : 1
Oil : 1tsp
Salt to taste
A pinch of Hing

Method :

Wash and peel the bottle gourd. Cut the bottle gourd into medium pieces. Wash toor dal with plenty of water. Put toor dal, bottle gourd pieces, tamarind, green chillis, turmeric powder and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker. and cook till 3 or 4 whistles. Trun off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Remove the dal mixture from cooker. Add salt and red chilli powder. Mix well. Let it cook on a low flame for few minutes. Heat oil in pan for seasoning. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and let them splutter. when they start to splutter add red chilli, hing and curry leaves and stir for a few seconds. Remove from the flame and pour over the dal mixture. Mix well and serve with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.


  1. bottlegourd and the dal curry.good one with rice or chapathi..
    Liked the combination and very simple one too
    nice color..

  2. sorakaya pappu rice wow very comfort meal looks yumm chandana

  3. Simple and yummy recipe, looks delicious.

  4. Wow lovely dal .I love this dal.But i prepare in 2 versions dear.Lovely dal.

  5. simple and delicous recipe .....nice click.

  6. Nice color. Looks delicious.

  7. A simple daal looking so gud here..all credits to U the pic dear

  8. So simple yet yummy looking daal. Loved the look of the red chili used for garnishing.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Beautiful click Hari with the red chillies on top :)

  10. harichandna,

    Sorakaya pappu looks really yummy. nice comfort food.

  11. i also make this but in a diff your recipe..will try next time

  12. I love this daal. Lovely click dear :)
    Have a nice weekend!

  13. Dhal looks so yum and comforting dear...nice click :)

  14. Such dals are my instant favorites :D

  15. lovely daal...we in bengal mainly cook this with moong daal...

  16. Lovely combo of dal n bottle gourd...i use chana dal in place of toor dal...healthy too.

  17. Lovely dish , one of my favourites.Nice click too.

  18. Very healthy recipe,I too make this often and would love to try ur version the next time.


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