Wednesday 1 April 2020

Bottle Gourd Fry/Sorakkai Poriyal/Lauki Fry

Bottle Gourd is called as ‘Sorakkai’ in Tamil, ‘Lauki’ in Hindi, ‘Sorakaya’ in Telugu. Bottle Gourd belongs to a gourd family, in which the fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. Bottle Gourd is rich in fiber, essential minerals, iron and protein. They are low in calories and helps in weight loss. It prevents excess sodium loss and also helps in preventing fatigue. Consuming bottle gourd juice helps in treating stomach acidity, indigestion and ulcers. I have shared a few benefits of bottle gourd, with that let’s move on to the recipe. Meanwhile also check out other interesting and healthy Vegetable Poriyal/Fry varieties here.

Here’s how to make Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai Poriyal with step by step photos…
Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai
1 medium size
1 finely chopped
Green Chilli
1 finely chopped
Sambar Powder
1 tsp
Turmeric Powder
¼ tsp
Grated Coconut
2-3 tbsp [optional]
As needed

For Tempering
1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
½ tsp
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
½ tsp
Urad Dal/Ullutham Paruppu
1 tsp
Channa Dal/Kadalai Paruppu
1 tsp
Curry Leaves/Karuvepilai
Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes                   Recipe Category: Veg Side Dish
Cooking Time: 20 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Also check out Bottle Gourd/Sorakkai Kootu I have posted earlier here.

Wash and peel the skin of bottle gourd/sorakkai and chop them to small pieces. Chop the onions, green chillies and set it aside.

Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seeds, add cumin seeds, urad dal and channa dal. When channa dal turns to light golden color add curry leaves and let it turn crispy.

Now add the finely chopped onions, green chillies and saute well until the onions turn translucent.

At this stage add bottle gourd/sorakkai, salt and saute for about a minute.Now add sambar powder, turmeric powder and stir really well.

Add about ¼ cup of water, cover the pan and cook on medium flame till the bottle gourd is cooked and tender. Stir for every 2-3 minutes.

Finally when all the water is absorbed, add 2 tbsp of grated coconut and stir in for few more minutes.

Yes, delicious and healthy Bottle Gourd Fry/Sorakkai Poriyal is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with either roti or with steam cooked white rice, sambar, or any variety rice.

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