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Lauki Sabji Recipe
Prep time – under 10 mins
Cook time – under 20 mins
Serves – 2
Bottle gourd (chopped) – 2 cups
Onion – 3/4 cup thinly sliced
Green chillies -3-4 slit
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli powder or sambar powder -1 tsp
Coriander powder -2 tsp
Coconut grated – 1/4 cup
Roasted sesame seeds – 1 tbsp
For the seasoning
Oil – 1 tbsp
Jeera/cumin seeds -3/4 tsp
Curry leaves – few
Peel the skin, discard the seeds and then chop the bottle gourd into cubes.
Thinly slice onions lengthwise and slit green chillies.
Pound grated coconut and sesame seeds using mortar or just grind for a second in a blender.
Heat oil, add jeera seeds, when it splutters, add onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
See picture below – the bottle gourd is cooked and all the water has evaporated.
At this stage, add grated coconut + sesame seeds mix and saute for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the flame.
Sorakkai curry or poriyal is ready. It is a fantastic side dish for chapati and rice.
Variations – Instead of sesame seeds, you can use coarsely ground roasted peanuts also. It gives a different flavor to the curry.
You can use white or black sesame seeds. (I have used white)
More Bottle Gourd Recipes
Sorakkai Kootu (South Indian style)