BM #126 Week 2 Day 1 - 

This week I shall continue with the A-Z series Tamil Cuisine. The starting letters for this month are S, T and U.

Today's recipe is a very simple and soothing one. It makes a very delightful accompaniment to rice and any spicy dish.

The lunch platter includes Methi Tomato Dal, Cabbage-Carrot Curry, Sorrakai Paal Kootu, Tomato Chutney and Kodo Millet.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Sorrakai / Bottle Gourd / Doodhi peeled and cubed 1 cup
Salt as needed
Sugar 1/2 tsp (or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil 1 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad Dal 1/2 tsp, Curry leaves few, Asafotida 2 pinches)
To Grind -
Coconut , shredded 1 Tbsp
Green Chili 1-2
Ginger 1/2 inch 
Milk 1/2 cup
Rice Flour 1 tsp

Method Of Preparation -

In a pan, add the chopped bottle gourd, sprinkle water and let the cubes cook through.

Sprinkle salt and sugar. Lower the heat.

Meanwhile grind the coconut, green chili, ginger, rice flour and milk into a fine paste. 

Pour the above paste into the boiled bottle gourd. Adjust the consistency of the kootu by adding more milk. Let the mixture come to a boil. Remove from heat.

In a separate pan, heat oil for seasoning. Add oil, urad dal, cumin seeds, curry leaves and asafotida. After the mustard seeds pop and the urad dal gets golden brown, remove from heat and transfer the seasoning into the bottle gourd kootu.

Serve as part of a meal.


Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 2


  1. Srividhya Says:
  2. We love paal kootu and we usually make it with ashgourd. But now thinking about it bottlegourd is also a perfect fit. Nicely done and love this A to Z series and should take up sometime.

  3. This recipe is absolutely new for me and I must try it .The koot sounds simple yet delicious .

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Awesome dish Harini, love the simple and filling thali...very nice!

  6. Radha Says:
  7. This sounds amazing! I love paal kootu and it is slightly different. But love the idea of adding it later and simmering. I would try this as I just harvested a sorakai. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Suma Gandlur Says:
  9. Traditional recipes like these are simple and comforting. Makes a quick and delicious side dish.

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