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Sorakaya Pachadi Andhra, Bottle Gourd Chutney | Anapakaya Pachadi

A side dish chutney or pachadi recipe made with bottle gourd/sorakaya/sorakkai and this chutney goes best with steamed rice and is served along with meals.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Chutneys/Pachadi
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 3 -4
Calories 280 kcal


  • 2 ½ cups bottle gourd/sorakaya/kaddu peeled roughly deseeded and cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 6-7 green chillies
  • 8-10 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 7-8 tamarind pieces soaked in little water for few minutes

For tempering or seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon chana dal/bengal gram
  • ¼ teaspoon urad dal/split black gram
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 3-4 dried red chillies
  • 4-5 curry leaves


  • In a wok, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, slit green chillies and saute for few minutes.
  • Add garlic cloves and stir well.
  • Add bottle gourd/sorakaya cubes into it.
  • Mix well, also add coriander leaves into it and mix well.
  • Cook for few minutes until bottle gourd turns soft.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook until it turns soft.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Cook for few seconds.
  • Cool down the mixture.
  • Add the whole bottle gourd mixture into a blender.
  • Add tamarind pieces into the blender(do not add water).
  • Blend the whole mixture finely.
  • Give the tempering as mentioned below.

For tempering:

  • In a tadka pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • Add chana dal, urad dal and stir for few seconds.
  • Add dried red chillies and stir for few seconds.
  • Add curry leaves and let them crackle.
  • Transfer the tadka all over the chutney.
  • Serve hot with rice and dal.


1.In south india this chutney is made with roasted sesame seeds too..
2.To enhance the flavor of the chutney add a teaspoon or two of nuvvula podi or roasted sesame seeds powder into the chutney along with cooked bottle gourd mixture and blend. This gives an amazing taste to the pachadi...
3.Do not add water to the pachadi/chutney while blending as doing so spoils the chutney...
4.I have added a tomato into the pachadi but the chutney can be made even without adding a tomato.


Nutrition Facts
Sorakaya Pachadi Andhra, Bottle Gourd Chutney | Anapakaya Pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.