Sorakkai Paruppu ( Bottle Gourd With Dal)

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South Indian style bottle gourd with dal is a very simple yet comforting dish. This dish goes well with hot steam rice or any Indian bread. Taste amazing with a drizzle of ghee over it.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 3


  • 1/2 cup Moong Dal
  • 1 Bottle Gourd or lauki lauki medium size cubed
  • 1 Tamarind or lemon lemon sized
  • 1-2 tsp Salt or as per taste
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 cup Water or as required
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds or tempering for tempering
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Red Chillies whole
  • 4 leaves Curry
  • 1 Green Chillies slit
  • a piece Ginger finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida


  • Soak the tamarind in little water in a small bowl for sometime and extract the juice out of it.
  • Add the dal, bottle gourd, water, salt to taste in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for about 3 whistles. Let the pressure release by itself and coarsely mash the dal and bottle gourd with the back If the laddle.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chillies a let it crackle.
  • Add the curry leaves, green chillies, ginger, garlic and saute for about 2 mins.
  • Add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and tamarind juice and cook for a min or two.
  • Add this tempering to the dal bottle gourd mixture, give a good stir and take off the heat.

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Akum Raj Jamir
Akum Raj Jamir

A foodie and a passionate cook. Loves everything about food. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and develop new recipes.

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