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Monday, August 1, 2016

Bottle Gourd kootu(Using Cooker) - Sorakaya kootu - Sorakkai kootu

Bottle Gourd(Lauki)  kootu is a healthy South Indian Kootu Recipe, made with lentils simmered in Spicy Coconut Paste. It   Goes well with Rice,Chapathi, Roti & Phulka's.Bottle Gourd is a best food for weight loss, it contains 96 % of water & Packed with fiber content, which keeps you filling for longer time. Dal is also rich in Protein and fiber content, so it is a healthy Kootu recipe.Now we will see the preparation to make Bottle Gourd Kootu.

  Bottle Gourd Kootu

 Prep Time : 10  min. 
Cooking  Time : 20 minutes
Recipe Category:Side Dish
Recipe Cuisine : South Indian
Serves : 5.


Bottle Gourd - 2 cups.
Moong dal - 1/2 cup.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.

To Grind

Coconut - 1/2 cup.
KhuzKhuz (Poppy seeds) - 1 tbsp.
Sambar Powder - 1 tsp.
Salt - As needed.
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
urad dal - 1 tsp.
Curry leaves - 1 Sprig.
Red chillies - 1.
Hing - a Generous Pinch.


Remove the skin of bottle Gourd, & scoop the seeds & cut into Cubes.


  • Pressure Cook Bottle Gourd & Moong dal with turmeric &  needed water  for 2 whistles. 
  •  Meanwhile Grind everything Given in "To Grind" column. 

  • When the pressure subsides, open the lid, switch on the stove, add needed water, when water starts boiling add Ground Paste. Let it cook , till it gets little thicker,like kootu  consistency. 

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dal, hing, Red chillies , curry leaves &  Pour over the Kootu. Give a quick Mix.


  • Instead of Pressure cooking the dal & bottle Gourd in a Cooker, you can Pressure cook it, directly in a kadai with needed water till it turns soft.
  • Instead of khuz khuz, you can add fried Gram also, to thicken the Gravy.
  • Tempering gives nice flavour to kootu.
  • Instead of Moong dal you can use toor dal also, or combination of both,  if so you have to cook dal seperately & bottle Gourd Seperately.


Anonymous said...

Wow.. looking delicious, absolutely healthy, excellent and lovely share dear Gayathri..