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Oct 7, 2015

Simple Bottle Gourd Dal Recipe - Sorakkai Paruppu Recipe

This is one dish which my mom makes often. The one thing she do is changes the vegetable that goes into this. She adds cucumber, pumpkin, snakegourd and stuff like that. I will surely post those recipes soon. This is one simple recipe that includes dal, veggies and it has no coconut in it.. It taste yummy when had with plain hot rice and ghee. 

Meanwhile check out my Papaya Kootu Recipe & Pumpkin & Cowpeas Kootu

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Serves : 4


Bottle Gourd / Sorakkai - 3 cups peeled and chopped
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 3/4 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 3
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Green Chillies - 2
Salt to taste
Water - 2 cup

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 small chopped finely
Garlic - 2 cloves chopped finely


Take bottlegourd, and all the ingredients mentioned in a pot, cover with water, Bring it to a boil, simmer the pot and cook on a low heat till dal is cooked. It will take around 15 mins.

Now add in salt and mix well.

Now make seasoning by heating oil, add in cumin and let it sizzle. Add in onions, garlic and chillies. Saute till golden,

Pour this over the dal and mix well.


Take your bottle gourd

Peel off the skin

Cut it in half lengthwise

Scoop the seeds

cut it into small pieces

Take it in a pan

add in green chillies..Just prick it with a knife

add in garlic

add in peeled shallots

Add in washed dal

Pour in water

mix well
Add in some turmeric powder

Mix well

Cook till dal is done

You can see the dal has some texture in them, this is how i like it

Add in salt

mix well

Now lets make the seasoning

Add cumin seeds to oil or ghee

add in onions, chillies and garlic

saute them

fry till golden brown

pour it into the curry

Mix well


1 comment:

  1. Watch otchikoren videos ..really you will find very useful recipes there.so u can try and share them


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