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Sorakaya Ava Kura -- Curry with Lauki -- How to make Sarakaya Ava Kura

Sorakaya Ava Kura
Bottle Gourd or Sorakaya may be good for health but nobody likes it. It is completely Andhra recipe. This curry is a best accompaniment with rice. 
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Recipe Category: Curry
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra
Serves: 4 people

Ingredients:


  • Sorakaya/Bottle Gourd - 4" inches
  • Tamarind Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Rice - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillie Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Coconut - 2" long
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Red Chillies - 2
  • Curry Leaves - 5 to 7
  • Salt - to taste

Procedure:

  1. Peel the skin and cut bottle gourd into cubes. Add salt and turmeric powder to bottle gourd pieces and pressure cook for three whistles. Drain excess water through a colander.
  2.  Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and red chilli pieces. When they start spluttering add curry leaves. Add boiled sorakaya pieces. 
    Sorakaya Ava Kura
  3. Soak rice for half an hour, add mustard seeds, chilli powder, coconut, soaked rice and sesame seeds in a blender jar. Blend it and make smooth paste of it.
  4. Add tamarind juice, salt and turmeric powder. Take care while adding salt as we have already added during pressure cooking. 
    Sorakaya Ava Kura
  5. Let it boil for a while. Once the vegetable pieces started boiling in tamarind juice, add above grounded mustard masala. 
  6. Allow this also to boil for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  7. Serve hot spicy sorakaya ava kura with rice.
    Sorakaya Ava Kura

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