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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sorakaya Palu Posina Kura | Anapakaya Pala Kura | Bottlegourd Curry using Milk

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sorakaya palu posina kura
Bottle gourd is one of those vegetables that TH does not eat and I usually end up making it for lunch for my son and myself. There are few more vegetables which never could see my dinner table and ridge gourd, parwal, tinda(apple gourd), pumpkin are few of them.But I have used bottle gourd in various recipes like koftas , pakora, parathas, muthia,juice,akki rotti,halwa, kheer and TH does not object to these various varieties apart from the bottle gourd curry where bottle gourd is used in its own form. I am totally opposite to him when it comes to food, I usually do not complain about any food variety as long as it is vegetarian and I always love to try something new.
bottlegourd curry using milk
Coming to today's post,Sorakaya Palu posina Kura is a simple Andhra style bottle gourd preparation where milk is added to the curry at the end which gives a nice taste to the curry. I love bottle gourd and ridge gourd curry when it is made very simple with minimal spices.I usually like the green chili based bottle gourd curry over the red chilli powder one and this Sorakaya Palu Posina Kura also tastes best with green chilly version.Now off to the recipe.
Check out other Bottle gourd Recipes in my blog:
bottlegourd curry using milk
Sorakaya Palu Posina Kura Recipe:
Serves 2 | Author: Prathibha
Prep time: 5 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins | Total time: 30 mins
Cuisine: Andhra | Category: Side dish

3 cups small size diced Bottle gourd
1 Onion, roughly chopped
3 Green Chilies, slit
1 cup Milk
a sprig of Curry leaves
1 tbsp Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1-2 Red chilies
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
2 tsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1.5 tbsp Oil
Salt to taste

  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds.Add urad dal and chana dal and fry until they turn slight red in color.
  • Add Red chilies , green chilies and curry leaves and fry them until the green chilies start to wilt.
  • Add chopped onion and fry until the onion become slightly translucent. Add chopped bottle gourd at this stage and fry for a couple of mins.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt and 1/4 cup of water and cover it and cook until the bottle gourd is done. It takes approximately 15-20 mins. 
  • Once bottle gourd is cooked add milk slowly and mix it immediately and cook for 2-3mins on low flame. You don't need to wait for milk to start bubbling, it might curdle.
  • Garnish with coriander.
Serve it hot with Rice | Chapathi | Puri.

  1. You can add 4-5 garlic pods in tempering. It adds a nice flavor to the curry.
  2. Adjust the spiciness of the curry by adding more green chillies if you need. The spiciness reduces because of the addition of milk.
  3. I recommend to use green chillies instead of red chili powder in the recipe.It tastes best when green chilies are added.
  4. You can make Ridge gourd curry(Beerakaya palu posina kura) in the same way.
  5. The milk gets absorbed as the curry sits for long. If needed add a couple of table spoons of milk before serving or add milk to the curry and cook only before serving.
sorakaya pala kura


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