One pot sorakkai kuzhambu-How to make step by step photos

One pot sorakkai kuzhambu By Gunaselvi

Cuisine Style: Tamil Nadu, South India | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Take with: Idli, Dosa, Rice, Chapathi | Type : Sambar, Gravy, kulambu, curry, masala.


  • Sorakkai[Lauki, bottle gourd]– 1 cup or half veg
  • Tomato – 1 [chopped]
  • Onion - 1
  • Green chilli -1
  • Garlic –3 cloves
  • Curry leaves – 1 spring
  • Coriander leaves – 2 springs [chopped]
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder –1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Bengal gram – 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1/2 tbsp
  • Asafetida a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Water as needed


  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker add mustard seeds, let ti splutter.
  • Add bengal gram, urad dal saute till light brown
  • Add hing, curry leaves, green chilli, onion, garlic, tomato, garam masala, turmeric, red chilli powder, saute till soft.
  • Add sorakkai[bottle gourd] cover lid & cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Once its ready, remove steam, mash well.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, serve hot with rice, chaapthi, idli or dosa.

How to make One pot sorakkai kulambu-Step by step photos

Fresh sorakkaiFresh sorakkai

Lauki / bottle gourdLauki / bottle gourd

Wash and peel off the skin Wash and peel off the skin


Take 1 red onionTake 1 red onion

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker add mustard, urad dal, bengal gram, garlic, green chilli & curry leavesHeat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker add mustard, urad dal, bengal gram, garlic, green chilli & curry leaves

Add asafoetida[Hing, perungayam]Add asafoetida[Hing, perungayam]

Add tomato, turmeric, red chilli powderAdd tomato, turmeric, red chilli powder

Add garam masala Add garam masala

Saute till softSaute till soft

Add bottle gourdAdd bottle gourd

Saute for 3 minSaute for 3 min

Add saltAdd salt

Add waterAdd water

Cover lid, cook for 4 whistlesCover lid, cook for 4 whistles

After 4 whistlesAfter 4 whistles

Mash wellHeat pressure cooker add toor dal, tomato, onion, garlic, turmeric, green chilli, gingelly oil

Bottle gourd curryBottle gourd curry

Bottle gourd tomato kuzhambuBottle gourd tomato kuzhambu

Instant sorakkai kulambu for rice and chapathiInstant sorakkai kulambu for rice and chapathi

Lauki ki curryLauki ki curry

Pressure cooker lauki masala curryPressure cooker lauki masala curry

Pressure cooker sorakkai kuzhambuPressure cooker sorakkai kuzhambu

Sorakaya currySorakaya curry

Sorekayi currySorekayi curry

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