Soraikkai Vellai Kuruma | Bottle Gourd Kuruma | Lauki Kuruma

soraikkai vellai kuruma

I am one who include more watery vegetables in my diet. The reason is that they have more fiber and keeps us filling. They also have nature of dissolving fat around waistline. They are very friendly for weight loss. Most of the health shows in TV and natural medicine prescribed the importance of including bottle gourd and other squashes. Few years before, I started learning many dishes using bottle gourd. This kuruma is one among them. It will be very tasty. It is not that much spicy and all. But it tastes awesome with chapathis or rotis. This soraikkai kuruma is easy to make and it is in a way to maintain the stiffness of bottle gourd. I have not any spice powders to retain the white color. But the whole spices itself give a very nice flavor.

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soraikkai kurma

Soraikkai Vellai Kuruma | Bottle Gourd Kuruma | Lauki Kuruma

Prep Time :
Cooking Time:
Yield:
4 cup
Serving Size:
1 cup
Calories per Serving:
150
Ingredients

To grind

  • half cup grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon roasted gram or pottu kadalai
  • 2 to 3 green chilly

whole spices

  • 3 cardamom or elakkai
  • 3 cloves or grambu
  • 2 inches cinnamon stick or pattai

To saute

  • half soraikkai, cut into cubes
  • one small size onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 green chillies
  • 1 Tblsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • salt, as per taste
  • curry leaves and coriander leaves, finely chopped

Quick Procedure

  • Heat a pan. Add oil and drop in the whole spices. Let them sputter. Add finely chopped onions. Add green chillies too. Saute till they become transparent. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • It is time to add soraikkai or bottle gourd cubes. Give a good mix. Add water and bring it to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook it till the vegetable becomes soft.
  • Take coconut, green chilly and roasted gram or pottu kadalai in a blender and grind it finely. Make it a fine paste, adding very little water.
  • Once it is cooked properly, add ground coconut masala. Add salt also. 
  • Mix it up and bring it to boil. After the raw smell has gone off, you can switch off the flame. Drop in the chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.

Step-wise Pictures

Heat a pan. Add oil and drop in the whole spices. Let them sputter. Add finely chopped onions.
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Add green chillies too. Saute till they become transparent. Add ginger garlic paste. Saute till the raw smell goes off.
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It is time to add soraikkai or bottle gourd cubes. Give a good mix.
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Add water and bring it to boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook it till the vegetable becomes soft.
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Take coconut, green chilly and roasted gram or pottu kadalai in a blender and grind it finely. Make it a fine paste, adding very little water.
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Once soraikkai is cooked properly, add ground coconut masala.
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Add the required salt.Mix it up and bring it to boil.
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After the raw smell has gone off, you can switch off the flame. Drop in the chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
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Tasty and light kuruma to sreve with chapathis or even rice
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