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bottle gourd recipe

bottle gourd recipe, sorakaya curry or lauki curry

yummy indian kitchen
A quick and easy lauki curry made by just onions and spices.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Curry
Cuisine Andhra/South Indian, Hyderabadi/North Indian
Servings 2
Calories 127 kcal


  • 1 medium size bottle gourd
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 3 slit green chilies
  • 2 medium size onions, finely sliced
  • salt as per taste
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


  • Firstly, peel the bottle gourd and cut them into small desired pieces.
  • Wash them well and strain the lauki to remove excess water content.
  • Take a cooking pot, add oil and heat it.
  • Add the cumin seeds and green chillies.
  • Add sliced onions, salt to taste and cook them until translucent.
  • Add ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Cook the masala on low heat until oil releases from the sides.
  • Add the washed lauki pieces.
  • Mix and saute well.
  • Cook the lauki for 4-5 minutes.
  • Add a cup of water.
  • Add coriander leaves and give a mix.
  • Cook the lauki until it turns soft.
  • Do not overcook as it turns soggy if overcooked.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Serve hot with roti or chapati.


  • I have added only onions as the gravy base but chopped tomatoes too can be added to make the base of the gravy.
  • Additional spices such as garam masala powder, curry powders, coriander powder can be added as different variations to the curry.


Nutrition Facts
bottle gourd recipe, sorakaya curry or lauki curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 17mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.