Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sorakaya or Anapakaya/ Bottle Gourd Tomato Curry

Sorakaya Tomato Kura
Tasty simple dish.


Sorakaya or Bottle gourd- ara cheyi anta size or Palm size (skin removed and cut into small bite size pieces)
Turmeric - pinch
Water - as needed

Add Sorakaya pieces in small pressure cooker add water until pieces are immersed until 3/4 th. add turmeric and cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles. keep aside.


Heat a deep medium nonstick pan on a medium heat, once heated add oil 2 and 1/2 tbsp ,  once heated little bit add 3 slit and chopped green chillies, 1 sprig curry leaves, once fried add 1 large chopped onion and fry until light golden color. reduce heat to low and add 1/2 garlic bulb (skin removed and add as whole), 1/2 tsp gg paste and fry for few mins. add 1 tsp home made masala powder (minus star anise in that recipe), 1 tsp chilli powder, 1/2 turmeric. mix well and fry for few secs. add 5 small whole tomatoes finely chopped and fry until mushy and oil shows up. add cooked sorakaya pieces first with the help of a slotted spoon, mix and cover and cook for few mins, then add reserved pressure cooked liquid, and salt to taste bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins, add handful or bit more chopped coriander leaves, cover and cook away for 5 mins more until oil shows up. Check for salt and Serve.

Serve with Roti's or Rice.


Pressure cooking before makes sorakaya pieces cook fast.


Sorakaya/ Anapakaya = Bottle gourd = Dudhi

© 2013 by Rajani Rayudu


Hari Chandana said...

Delicious combination :)

Sana Khan said...

What a great picture with this awesome quote of Max Muller

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."

Thanks for sharing..

NamrataBhaskar said...

Have tried the recipe today...found it simple and quick..smelling good too...waiting for the family to taste and comment.