Andhra Style Sorakaya Kura Recipe – Bottle Gourd And Toor Dal Recipe

Andhra Style Sorakaya Kura Recipe (Bottle gourd and Toor Dal Recipe) is a one pot dish that can be made in a pressure cooker. The bottle gourd and toor dal is a wonderful combination to make a rich and comforting gravy.”Koora” in Andhra Pradesh refers to any gravy dish that has a vegetable accompanied by a dal.  Bottle gourd (lauki), Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal), Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Curry leaves, Asafoetida (hing), Cumin seeds (Jeera), Tomatoes, Green Chilli, Black pepper powder, Turmeric powder (Haldi), Red Chilli powder   2 cups Bottle gourd (lauki) , cut into small pieces 1 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal) , soaked for 30 minutes 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing) 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 2 Tomatoes , chopped 2 Green Chilli , chopped 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder     10   25     To begin making the Sorakaya Kura Recipe we will keep a pressure cooker on medium heat, add oil and leave it get hot. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow it splutter for 10 seconds.Add curry leaves, hing, and leave the curry leaves to crackle for 10 seconds. Add in the chopped tomatoes and saute well till it becomes mushy.Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, pepper powder, salt, green chilli, chopped bottle gourd and soaked toor dal. Give the ingredients a stir and add 2 cups of water. Cook it for 4 whistle.Allow the pressure to release by itself and open the lid, give it a stir and check for salt and serve.Serve the Sorakaya Kura Recipe along with Tawa Paratha ,or Phulka along with a Carrot And Beans Thoran to go along with your meal.