Bottle Gourd Curry

Bottle gourd curry is made by cooking bottle gourd with ground masala of red chillies, mustard, garlic and rice. Learn how to make this simple and delicious sorraikai curry.


1/2 bottle guard (sorraikai)
1 tsp mustard
a bunch of curry leaves
1 tsp.cumin seeds

For Masala:
6 red chilly
2 tsp mustard
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp cumin seeds
4 garlic
a bunch of curry leaves
2 tsp rice
3/4 cup grated coconut
Salt to taste


How to make Bottle Gourd Curry:
  • Fry red chilly in little oil. Soak rice in water atleast for an hour.
  • Grind fried red chilly, mustard, pepper, cumin, garlic, curry leaves, coconut and soaked rice with little water to a fine paste. Set aside.
  • Peel bottle guard and cut them into big pieces. Pressure cook them and keep aside.
  • Pour the ground masala in a vessel and add cooked bottle guard. Bring to boil.
  • Keep boiling till flavour comes out.
  • Season the curry with fried mustard, fried curry leaves and fried cumin seeds. Remove from the flame and serve hot with plain rice.