Bottle Gourd

Bottle gourd, also known as bottle squash, calabash gourd, Doodhi, or Lowki is a delicious vegetable that has many uses.  Its delicate nutty flavor adds greatly to hot curries as well as cooling yogurt dishes like Raita.  It can be used like squash but it has a firmer, crisper texture.  The bottle gourd is a common vegetable in India. It is yellowish green, having the shape of a bottle. It has white pulp, with white seeds embedded in spongy flesh

Bottle Gourd Burfi (Lauki ki Burfi / Sorakkai Burfi)
Bottle Gourd, Burfi

Bottle Gourd Burfi

Bottle Gourd Burfi (Lauki ki Burfi) is made during festivals or on days of fasting, this burfi is easy to make and nutritious. Ingredients: Bottle gourd – 2 cups, peeled and deseeded Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Maida Flour – 1/4 cup Fried Gram Flour – 1/4 cup Edible Green […]

3 Vegetables Kootu
Bottle Gourd, Kootu, Pumpkin

Mukkootu Masiyal (3 Vegetables Kootu)

This is a delicious and simple South Indian kootu made with 3 different vegetables – Yellow Pumpkin, White Pumpkin and Bottle Gourd. Typically kootu is made using only one vegetable. Serve this with hot rice and a side dish of choice. Ingredients: Yellow Pumpkin (Parangikai) – 1/2 cup White Pumpkin […]

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Pachadi
Bottle Gourd, Pachadi

Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) Pachadi

A simple and tasty pachadi with Bottle Gourd. Ingredients: Bottle Gourd (Sorakkai/Lauki) – 250 gms Green Chillies – 2 Ginger – 1 tsp Curry Leaves – few Coconut – 1/4 cup, grated Curd – 3/4 cup Coriander Leaves – few, chopped, to garnish Salt as per taste Method: 1. Peel […]

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita
Bottle Gourd, Raita

Lauki (Bottle Gourd) Raita

Not many people prefer bottle gourd, so this is a easy way to get them to eat it. This delicious raita with bottle gourd can be served with pulao, biryani or with spicy naan as well. Ingredients: Bottle Gourd – 500 gms Plain Yogurt – 2 to 2 1/2 cups […]

Sorakkai / Bottle Gourd
Bottle Gourd, Side Dish

Sorakkai Sabji (Bottle Gourd Sabji)

Ingredients: Sorakkai (Bottle Gourd) – 1 cup, chopped Bengal Gram Dal – 3 tsp, cooked Onions – 3, chopped Tomatoes – 2 tsp, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – a pinch Green Chillies – 2, chopped Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Vendhaya Keerai – 1/4 […]

Chopped Bottle Gourd / Sorakkai
Bottle Gourd, Sambar

Sorakkai Mor Kuzhambu

Ingredients: Sorakkai – 1 cup, chopped Curd – 2 cups, thick Turmeric Powder – a pinch Sugar – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Grind together: Toor Dal – 2 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – 1 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp Green Chillies – […]