Sorakaya Masala Curry Recipe – Andhra Style Sorakaya Curry

Sorakaya Koora or Sorakaya Masala Curry is a simple and tasty Andhra Style curry where Bottle Gourd/Lauki is cooked with simple South Indian masalas. This recipe is simple to make and therefore its perfect to make during busy mornings to pack in your lunch box.  Bottle gourd (lauki), Oil, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), Sesame seeds (Til seeds), White Urad Dal (Split), Curry leaves, Dry Red Chilli, Sambar Powder, Salt   300 grams Bottle gourd (lauki) , cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 teaspoon Oil 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds (Til seeds) 1 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split) 1 sprig Curry leaves 1 Dry Red Chilli 1 teaspoon Sambar Powder Salt , to taste     10   10     To begin making the Sorakaya Koora / Masala Curry recipe, firstly peel the bottle gourd and cut into 1/2 inch cubes. Keep it aside.Into a pressure cooker, add the cut Bottle gourd/ Sorakaya, along with a little salt,  pinch of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons water. Pressure cook on high heat for 2 whistles and turn off the heat.Release the pressure immediately, by running it under cold water. This will prevent the bottle gourd from getting over cooked.Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, sesame seeds, and red chillies. Allow it to crackle and the dal to turn golden brown.Stir in the curry leaves, the cooked Sorakaya/ bottle gourd, sambar powder, salt to taste and stir well to combine.Cover the pan and cook the Sorakaya Koora for 2-3 minutes until all the masala comes together.Once done, check the salt and adjust according to taste. Turn off the heat, transfer to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve Sorakaya Koora Recipe along with Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Beetroot Pachadi and Steamed Rice for your weekday lunch or dinner.