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Sorakaya Vadalu Recipe - Andhra Style Bottle Gourd Vada

How to Make Sorakaya Vada - A Traditional Andhra Snack made with bottle gourd / lauki and rice flour.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Keyword: authentic, Indian Food, Traditional
Servings: 2
Calories: 444kcal
Author: Hari Chandana Ponnaluri


  • 1 cup Grated Bottle Gourd
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 2 Green Chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Sprigs Coriander Leaves, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Wash, peel and grate the bottle gourd and keep it aside. 
  • In a mixing bowl, add the rice flour, grated bottle gourd, cumin seeds, grated ginger, finely chopped green chilies, salt and coriander leaves and mix everything well.
  • Make a smooth dough without adding any water. Sprinkle water only if needed. 
  • Heat oil over a medium flame.
  • Divide the dough into small round balls. keep them aside.
  • Grease a plastic sheet with little oil. Take a dough ball and flatten it into a thin round disc on the greased plastic sheet. 
  • Make a small hole in the middle of the vada/dough disc and slowly drop it into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry them over a medium flame until golden brown on both sides.  
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve hot with yogurt. 



The oil should not be smoking hot. Fry the vadas over a medium flame. 
I have used the grated ginger and chopped chillies in this recipe, but you can use ginger green chilli paste. 
The oil should be hot enough to fry the vadas. 


Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.8mg