Monday, August 18, 2014

bottle gourd/suraikkai kootu

Bottle gourd/suraikkai kootu

Bottle gourd /surakkai  kootu is a  south indian cuisine side dish made with a low calorie vegetable bottle gourd and protein rich lentils.This is a low calorie healthy diet.


bottle gourd/suraikkai       -1
Chana dal/Bengal gram     -1/2 cup
shallots                             -4 -5 finely chopped
Mustard seeds                  -1/4 tsp
Urad dhal/split black gram-1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds                     -1/2 tsp
Whole red chili                  -3-4
Curry leaves                     - few
Salt                                   - to taste 
hing                                  -pinch
Shredded coconut            -1 tbsp
Oil                                    -2 tsp
Preparation time:10 min
Cooking time      :40 min


  • In a pressure cooker cook chana dhal / Bengal gram in a cup of water for a whistle.

  • By that time peel and dice the bottle gourd into cubes.
  • Once the pressure goes off add the cubed bottle gourd and pressure cook again for a whistle.
  • In a pan heat oil and allow mustard seeds to splutter.Then temper with urad dhal,cumin seeds,whole red chili,curry leaves ,hing and turmeric.

  • Fry the shallots until transparent.

  • Once the pressure goes off open the cooker and pour the tempering into it.

  • Cook for 3 minutes and add the shredded coconut to it.

  • Serve as a side with Rice/Chapathi
Serves  3


  1. Perfect sidedish for chapathi.

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  3. Thanks for sharing such beautiful information with us. I hope you will share some more information about bottle gourds. Please keep sharing.
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