November 21, 2017

Sorakkai Kootu | Bottle Gourd Kootu | No Coconut Recipe

sorakkai kootu

I have told a number of times that I love water vegetables.. As they help more and more in weight loss, I include them as much as possible in my diet. They dissolve the bad fats in body and makes us healthy.. Sorakkai is more of that kind.. I have given the recipe of a kootu.. It is in very usual style of making kootu.. It is a no coconut recipe.. The steps are very simple so that you can make it easier.. It could be served with hot steaming rice or idlis and dosas !!

You can also refer my other recipes using soraikkai..
Sorakkai Kootu
Sorakkai Puli Kuzhambu without Coconut

soraikkai kootu

Sorakkai Kootu or Bottle Gourd Kootu

Prep Time :
Cook Time:
soraikkai kootu
Yield:
4 cup
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
100 to 150
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Cuisine:
Tamilnadu

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup toor dhal
  • 1 small bottle gourd
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp sambar powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • required salt
Tempering
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or gingelly oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • curry leaves

Quick Procedure
  • Cook toor dhal adding little asafoetida(perungayam) and turmeric powder. Two or three whistles will cook the dhal soft. Chop sorakkai or bottle gourd into same sized pieces
  • Heat a pan. Add oil. Add some mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let them sputter.
  • Add finely chopped onions and cook till they become soft. Add tomato and saute for a while.
  • Add the chopped sorakkai or bottle gourd pieces. Saute once or twice and add water. Don't add too much of water. Cover the pan and cook till the bottle gourd pieces become soft.
  • Its time to add chilli powder and sambar powder. Saute once or twice.
  • Finally, add the cooked dhal. Mix well and let it boil once. Sorakkai kootu without coconut is ready. Tasty to serve with hot rice.

Stepwise Pictures
Cook toor dhal adding little asafoetida(perungayam) and turmeric powder. Two or three whistles will cook the dhal soft.

Chop sorakkai or bottle gourd into same sized pieces

Heat a pan. Add oil. Add some mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Let them sputter.

Add finely chopped onions and cook till they become soft.

Add tomato and saute for a while.

Add the chopped sorakkai or bottle gourd pieces. Saute once or twice and add water. Don't add too much of water.

Cover the pan and cook till the bottle gourd pieces become soft.

Its time to add chilli powder and sambar powder. Saute once or twice.

Finally, add the cooked dhal. Mix well and let it boil once.

Sorakkai kootu without coconut is ready. Tasty to serve with hot rice.


Sorakkai kootu which tastes awesome with hot steaming rice !!
soraikkai kootu

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