Friday, March 4, 2016

Sorakai nuvula koora( bottle gourd seesame curry)

This south Asian squash is indeed bottle shaped,light green and long ,usually called bottle gourd.The flesh inside is spongy.Bottle gourd or lauki is over 90% water therefore it is easy to digest.Ayurveda recommends cooked lauki or bottle gourd for better digestion.It is cooling calming,and contains many vitamins and minerals such as calcium,magnesium,phosphorus,vitaminA. Usually I cook bottle gourd and moong dal. It.It is wonderful in taste.But, today I cook bottle gourd without tomatoes using seesame seeds combination.combination. Iam posting this recipe in BM#62 under the theme 'NO TOMATO GRAVIES" is my recipe.


  • Bottle gourd 1 medium size
  • seesame seeds 2 tbspns
  • red chilies  2 to 3
  • onion 1 chopped
  • chilli powder 1/4 tspn
  • garlic 3 pods( crushed)
  • jeera 1/2tspn
  • mustard 1/2 tspn
  • daniya(coriander) powder 1 tspn
  • oil 2 tbspns
  • salt to taste

  • Heat a pan add seesame seeds,fry well until they are slightly browned and roasted well.keep aside.
  • Heat oil in pan,add mustard,jeera seeds.When they splutter add chopped onions,garlic redchilllies followed by turmeric and salt.
  • close the lid and let it cook few mins until water comes out from bottle gourd.
  • Remove the lid,add chilli powder ,daniya powder saute few mins then add roasted seesame powder.
  • Add little water( 3 to 4 tbspns) cook few more mins.Yummy bottle gourd curry is ready.Enjoy with rice or roti.
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  1. No tomatoes and no coconut gravies are real treasures indeed!

  2. Makes a quick and healthy version koora.

  3. Thats an excellent and super healthy koora, just love this combo.

  4. Very interesting dish.Looks yummy.

  5. Very delicious I will have some please.

  6. This easy curry looks absolutely inviting..

  7. So simple and flavorful koora.

  8. I have heard from my sister that her in-laws make it. Interesting one.

  9. That's a total comfort dish , a nice one .

  10. This is a lovely quick subzi! My son loves sorakkai subzi and this is perfect to try for him.

  11. Interesting combination, looks delicious.

  12. Interesting recipe with bittergourd,must be a comforting koora..

  13. Such a simple and delicious looking sorakaya koora. Sesame seeds add so much flavor to the dish..

  14. That's surely one good option for not using tomato..good side dish..