sorakkai kootu
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bottle gourd and moong dal curry
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Servings: 4 servings
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  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 small garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 2 cups bottle gourd chopped
  • 1/4 cup moong dal or tur dal (your choice)
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp sambar powder
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds and pop in cumin seeds. Saute finely chopped garlic and a spring of curry leaves.
  • Add chopped onion and tomato into it and saute for a minute.
  • Throw in chopped vegetables (bottle gourd), turmeric powder, chilli powder, sambar powder and salt. mix well and add water. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Open and mash slightly.
  • meanwhile pressure cook dal separately and mash it well. 
  • add cooked dal, coconut paste to the kootu and mix well. give it a boil.