Monday 24 August 2020

Sorakaya palu posina kura || Andhra style Anapakaya palu kura || Bottle gourd curry in milk

 Sorakaya or Anapakaya palu posina kura || Bottle gourd curry in milk with step by step pics and tips(will share video soon). This is very popular curry in Andhra Pradesh, we can prepare this curry in two different ways. Both ways taste good.. 

Method 1: After cooking bottle gourd add milk, cook it for 1 or 2 minutes and switch off flames. Here milk will remain like that without curdling.

Method 2: After cooking bottle gourd add milk, cook till milk becomes thick. Here milk will curdle and become thick cream.

 Today i am sharing method 2 will share tips and step for method 1 too. It is very creamy and lip smacking curry that goes well with hot steamed rice or even with roti's & puri's too. And also it is very easy to prepare this curry, goes well in lunch box too. 

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Taking this Corn chaat to #FoodieMondayBloghop fb group #261MilkyWay theme. Here every week one member from group in alphabetical order will suggest 2 theme, others will vote. High voted theme will be selected, everyone prepare recipes according to theme. This week theme is hosted by talented chef Swaty Malik . Check out her site for delectable and innovative recipes. You can learn many UP's regional recipes and also many fusion, baking recipes from different regions. Her photography and way of presentation inspires me a lot. This week Swaty suggested to prepare any any milk based recipe, so i selected this curry . I bookmarked her recent  BasundiNo yeast breadCheese paneer tikka parcel, to try soon, do check out her space.


             Sorakaya palu posina kura / Bottle gourd curry in milk 

Preparation time  - 10 minutes
cook Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 2
Category : Curries 
Recipe Cuisine: Andhra 
Main ingredients : bottle gourd, milk
Author : Aruna SarasChandra



Bottle gourd - 1 bowl

onion - 1 large

milk - 1&1/2 glass

green chilli - 2

curry leaves - 1 sprig

oil - 2 tsp

mustard seed - 1/2 tsp

cumin seeds - 1 tsp

urad dal - 1 tsp

chana dal  - 1 tsp

hing -1 pinch

turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

red chilli powder - 1 tsp(adjust)

coriander leaves - 2 tsp (finely chopped)

salt as per taste


1) Peel out bottle gourd skin and spongy part in middle and cut it into small pieces. Cut onion into small pieces and keep it aside.

2) We can cook bottle gourd directly or pressure cook and use it. Today i pressure cooked it for 2 whistles with 1/8 cup of water.  We can prepare curry in jiffy if we pressure cook it. cook as per your choice. Let the pressure comes down naturally.

3) Heat 2 tsp of oil in a wide pan add mustard seeds, when it starts crackling add urad dal & chana dal fry till changes color on low flames. Now add cumin seeds fry it for a second or till you get nice aroma.

4) Now add curry leaves, hing fry well.

5) Add finely chopped onions, green chillies fry well by adding salt. When onions changes color then add turmeric powder mix everything well.

6) Add cooked bottle gourd(without water, preserve it) to the above, add red chili powder and cook everything well for a minute or 2 by closing lid.

7)Method 1: Now add 1 glass of boiled and cooled milk mix everything well and for few seconds on low flames, later add coriander leaves and switch off the flames. (**Check tips ) 

Method 2: Add 1 & 1/2 glass of milk ( here i am adding more milk as we need thick creamy texture).

8) Mix the above well and cook it on low to medium flames till milk becomes thick and creamy.

9) Do not close lid after adding milk, as milk will curdle quickly and it takes long time to cook. This is my tip which i follow, try it once. As per your taste cook bottle gourd very thick creamy or bit thin milky cream. Check below consistency which i prefer, it will become thick after cooling. So cook accordingly. At last add finely chopped coriander leaves and mix it well.

That's it our Andhra special bottle gourd curry in milk is ready to serve. 


** Select method 1 or 2 as per your wish.

** You can cook bottle gourd in pressure cooker or directly.

** You can prepare it satvik without adding onion.

Do check some curry recipes from my youtube channel and my link..



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  1. Lovely color. I make bottle gourd gravy the same way except adding milk time I will add milk and try for sure .lovely color of the gravy

  2. This a new way to make bottle gourd curry with milk.creamy rich curry must must be a filling and delicious meal with hot ghee chapatis..Thank you for sharing this traditional recipe.

  3. That's a very interesting way to prepare bottle gourd Aruna. I've tried with yogurt and coconut too but not milk. Am sure it tastes really good. This recipe is a different way for me to prepare bottle gourd next time.

  4. This is such a beautiful heritage recipe! Perfectly explained and beautifully shot, as always.

    My mom makes this Paal Kootu, but I have never tried it out. Looks so delicious and inviting!

  5. This is such a beautiful heritage recipe! Perfectly explained and beautifully shot, as always.

    My mom makes this Paal Kootu, but I have never tried it out. Looks so delicious and inviting!

  6. This is such a beautiful heritage recipe! Perfectly explained and beautifully shot, as always.

    My mom makes this Paal Kootu, but I have never tried it out. Looks so delicious and inviting!

  7. Bottle gourd with milk looks absolutely delicious. My mon often used to make a without onion garlic dry bottle gourd curry with milk called dhudh lau. And I love that curry with steamed rice. You made me nostalgic. I would love to try this different bottle gourd recipe sometime.

  8. Love this delicious dish. Remember having it during my stay in Vizag. It is so easy to make . Would love to have it with rice , papad and Avakkai. Beautifully explained.

  9. Never tasted a bottle gourd curry cooked in milk. It looks so creamy and i am sure it tastes delicious. Would love giving it a try for sure.

  10. Such a creamy bottle gourd curry cooked in milk. I have used coconut milk sometimes but never tried with milk. Will try this variation sometime