Sorakaya Pulusu | Bottlegourd in Tamarind Gravy

Sorakaya / Bottlegourd / Lauki Pulusu is a delicious tamarind based gravy. I prepare this pulusu which tastes little sweet and tangy. Sorakayi pulusu is a nice combination with mudda pappu (thick dal) which comes under a traditional andhra meal usually done during festivals or any pujas.
Cooking Time 30 min
Serves 2 - 3 Persons
Ingredients:

Sorakaya (chopped)
1 med
Onion (chopped)
1 Big
Green Chillies (chopped)
3
Tamarind
1 lemon sized
Red chilli pwd
1 Tsp
Turmeric
⅛ Tsp
Jaggery (Shredded)
½ Tsp
Coriander leaves
For Garnishing
Salt
To Taste
For Seasoning:
Dried Red chillies
2
Garlic (minced)
1 Clove
Urad dal
½ Tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera)
½  Tsp
Mustard seeds
1 Tsp
Curry Leaves
Few
Oil
2 Tbsp
Process:
  • Heat oil in a pan, add red chillies, urad dal, cumin, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Now add chopped onions & green chillies and fry them until golden brown color.
  • Add the chopped sorakaya pieces, turmeric, red chilli pwd & salt. Cover the pan and cook for 5 min under medium flame.
  • Add the juice extracted from tamarind plus some water. Cover and cook until the pieces are soft.
  • Add sugar & turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with rice and mudda pappu. (mudda pappu is a great combination)

15 comments:

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    1. Thanks Hema .. Thats a quick comment ...

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  2. Wow!!such a healthy and delicious pulusu,will try it soon....
    maha

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  3. Sounds good. If I cannot get sorakayi what would be a suitable substitute? Celery perhaps?

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    1. U can substitute with lady's finger(bendakayi) or yam(kanda gadda) or taro root(chamadumpa) vegetables ..... Also u can try this with fish and prawns .... I will be posting fish pulusu in the coming weeks ...

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  4. Delicious curry love to try once I buy bottlegourd.

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  5. delicious stuff, luv the color!

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  6. Never cooked sorakay this way! Nice recipe

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