Sorrakaya Perugu Koora ~ Bottlegourd Yogurt Curry

For Day 3 week 2 of BM #46, here is a delightful curry which goes very well with roti. Thanks to my aunt who shared this recipe with me.

These types of curries are very popular in my parent's house, the no onion, no garlic type.

Ingredients - 

Sorrakaya / Bottlegourd peeled and chopped 3 cups
Salt, Sugar, Turmeric, chopped Green chillies as needed
Yogurt 3/4 to 1 cup
Seasoning (Ghee/Oil 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Cumin 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp, Curry leaves few)
To Grind - 
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds a pinch

Sorrakaya Perugu Koora ~ Bottlegourd Yogurt Curry

Method Of Preparation -

Steam/Boil the chopped bottlegourd and set aside.

Grind the mustard and cumin seeds and set aside. In fact sometimes I grind the green chillies and coriander leaves as well. But this time I just powdered mustard and cumin seeds.

Heat a pan, add ghee and the rest of the seasoning. Also add the chopped green chillies and saute. 

Add in the steamed/boiled bottlegourd, salt, turmeric and sugar. Sprinkle the powdered mustard-cumin mixture.

Sprinkle a few drops of water and let the flavors mingle. Remove from heat. After it is slightly cool, add the yogurt/curds, mix well and adjust the flavors. 

Serve with roti.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 46.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 3-4
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, November 12, 2014


  1. My mom used to make something similar but with only a couple tablespoons of yogurt.

  2. nayana Says:
  3. yummy curry n lovely clicks...

  4. We make this too but have never used bottle gourd. It is usually ash gourd....I would love to try this!

  5. Lovely presentation and yummy curry.

  6. lip smacking recipe.

  7. Unknown Says:
  8. wow such an delicious bottle gourd koora :) looks yumm !!

  9. A new recipe for me..the gourd looks different.

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. Harini, your pictures have turned out so amazing..this one surely makes me want to reach out right away..fantastic recipe, never cooked it this way..bookmarked for sure..

  12. Srividhya Says:
  13. Nice kootu. Bottlegourd is an amazing veggie to do kootu and dhals

  14. Priya Suresh Says:
  15. Very different dish, never cooked bottlegourd this way.. Interesting koora.

  16. Pavani Says:
  17. What a yummy looking yogurt based curry. Will make for myself one of these days when my husband is traveling.

  18. Unknown Says:
  19. Yummy curry!! Beautiful presentation.

  20. Ive got some bottle gourd in the fridge needing to be used up - this sounds like the perfect way

  21. veena Says:
  22. This is like the Hasi gojju which my mother makes. Looks very delicious

  23. Kalyani Says:
  24. As veena mentioned it's almostlike the hasi gujju we make wit red pumpkin .. Wonderful one 😊 tasty way to get bottle gourd , bookmarking this Harini !

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