June 20, 2013

Sorakaya Palu Posina Kura ~ Andhra Bottle Gourd Curry with Milk

Today's recipe is a very easy and quick curry. A classic recipe of Andhra Cuisine using the bottle gourd and milk. It has a slight sweet and spicy taste and goes well with poori or any Indian flat breads. If you are looking for more bottle gourd recipes then do check Bottle Gourd Raita, Sorakaya kothimeera karam, sorakaya pappu and Sorakaya avapettina kura.

Sorakaya Paalu Posina Koora ~ Bottle Gourd Milk Curry Recipe:
Preparation & Cooking Time : 20 mins     
Serves: 4 persons

Chopped Bottle Gourd: 2 cups
Milk: 1/4 cup
Rice Flour: 2 tsp
Green Chillies: 3 - 4
Dried Red Chilli: 1
Sugar: 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal: 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal: 1/2 tsp
Oil: 2 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste


1. Heat oil in a wok, add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter. 
2. Add the chopped green chillies, curry leaves and red chilli and fry for a couple of seconds. 
3. Then add the bottle gourd pieces, salt, sugar and turmeric powder and mix. 
4. Sprinkle little water and cover it with a lid. Cook until pieces are soft. 
5. Dilute the rice flour in little water and add it to the curry. Mix well and let it cook for another couple of minutes. 
6. Then switch off the flame and add the milk to it. Mix well and serve with poori or roti.
If you are looking for more curry recipes, then check out this list of Curry Recipes in this blog.


  1. Interesting curry! Never tried bottle gourd side dish for poori!

  2. I remember having this Curry, or something similar once in a small south Indian restaurant in Delhi and I was really impressed with it. But never got a chance to have it again and totally forgot about it, good you posted this... Book marked ! :)

  3. Never served poori with bottlegourd, interesting kura..

  4. One of my favorite sorakaya curry. I don't make it often because my husband doesn't like milk based dishes.. Good idea to pair it with pooris.. Yummy combo..

  5. delicious flavours lovely presentation

  6. Wow never know that it can be cooked with milk...

  7. I hate bottle gourd! :( Will definitely try this one if it works... Thanks for giving one option to me...

  8. ur curry looks really tempting!

  9. The curry looks nice & I have never tried them with puris. Will try these soon as I have one bottle gaurd sitting in the fridge


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