Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sorakkai Pachadi (Bottle Gourd in Yoghurt)

A very  interesting recipe with Bottle Gourd in Curd caught my attention in Pushpa's lovely blog. This pachadi went well with rice as well as rotis and is a regular feature now in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing this simple n delightful recipe Pushpa!!


  • Bottle gourd - 1 small
  • onion - 1/2 (finely chopped)
  • Green chillies - 3 to 4 - to taste
  • Salt  - to taste
  • cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal (Bengal Gram) - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • yogurt (Curd) - 1 1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves - a few sprigs (finely chopped)


Wash,peel and chop the bottle gourd into small pieces. 

Cook the bottle gourd pieces in a separate pan with little water and set aside.

 In the same pan add some oil and when its hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana and urad dal. when they turn brown add curry leaves and finely chopped onions and green chillies.

When the onions become transparent add bottle gourd pieces and take off flame. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool.

Whip up the yogurt and add some salt.  Mix well with the bottle gourd. Garnish with Coriander leaves !

Serve with roti or rice. Enjoy !

Linking this to Aipi's Bookmarked events : Tuesday event announcement by Priya


    1. Must try this one soon..Been a while since I made something out of Bottle Gourd.


    2. Its a hit with us too... thanks to pushpa really :)

    3. Thats a wonderful looking pachadi, very inviting..

    4. Nice Curry..I too Prepare this....Good for health also.....

    5. Sounds like an interesting pachadi!

    6. Thanks for trying the pachadi Priya.

    7. I make just like this with chow-chow! This one looks superb cool!

    8. Simply yummy..very refreshing!
      Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

      US Masala

    9. Lovely. I tried the same thing few weeks ago and has prepared twice since then. A perfect keeper. Thanks for linking it to our event.