Sorakaya Paalu Posina Kura/Bottle Gourd Milk Curry

imageSorakaya Paalu posina Kura

Sorakaya Paalu posina kura is so delicious and also a very healthy recipe. I’ve prepared the curry with bottle gourd, rice flour and milk. This curry is popular in coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Here I present yummilicious and mildly spiced Sorakaya palu posina kura which can be served with hot steamed rice or pulka/chapathi. Njoy Cooking, Serving n Savoring!

Author: Akshayakumbham
Course: Main
Cuisine: Andhra
Servings: 4


Bottle gourd/Sorakaya: 1 no. Big

Milk: Half cup or 100 ml.

Rice flour: 1 tsp(Optional)

Garlic flakes: 10 nos.

Green chillies: 2 nos.

Grated fresh coconut: 1 tsp

Cashew powder: 1 tsp.

curry leaves: Few


Oil: 1 1/2 tbsp

Mustard: 1 tsp

Urad dal: 1 tsp

Chana dal: 1 tsp

Hing: A pinch.

Method of preparation:

1. Take one big bottle gourd, peel the skin and also remove the seeds. Chop the bottle gourd into fine pieces.image

image2. Now take small pressure cooker, heat it and pour oil.

3. Put mustard, Urad dal and chana dal. When mustard splutter add a pinch of hing into it.image

image4. Now add garlic flakes and sauté for half minute.image

5. Now add chopped bottle gourd into the tempering.image

6. Mix well, keep the lid and whistle. Pressure cook for 3 whistles on medium flame. No need to add water for steaming. Because bottle gourd is a watery vegetable and it releases lot of water while cooking.image

7. Allow the pressure to settle down on its own. Now open the lid.image

8. Again switch on the flame and keep on high flame till all the water evaporates.

9. Meanwhile take half cup of milk and one tsp of rice flour in a bowl. Mix them thoroughly.image

10. Once the water evaporates, add chopped green chillies and milk mixture. Add curry leaves too.image

11. Mix thoroughly and stir continuously for a minute to avoid curdling of milk.

12. Now add grated coconut, mix well and switch off the stove.image

13. Now fry crushed cashew nut powder in a tsp of oil till it changes colour.image

14. Now the Sorakaya paalu posina kura is ready to serve. Transfer the curry into a serving bowl and garnish with fried cashew nut powder.image

15. Serve the bottle gourd milk curry with hot steamed rice or roti too and enjoy the flavours.