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Sorakaya Mor Kootu / Bottle Gourd Yogurt Curry

Bottle gourd mor kootu is very easy to make and it is very tasty too. We can make Mor kootu with Pumpkin or Ash gourd or with Plantain stem too. We can serve it as a side for rice or chappati.

Time of Preparation : 25 minutes
Spice level : 1
No of Servings : 3


  • Bottle gourd (cut into small cubes) – 1
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Green chillies – 2
  • Curd – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste

For Seasoning:

  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Asafoetida – a pinch
  • Oil – 1 tsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Boil the bottle gourd with turmeric powder in a vessel or pressure cook it for 2 whistles.
  2. Make a paste of coconut, cumin seeds and green chillies.
  3. When bottle gourd becomes soft add the paste, salt and little water and let it boil for another 10  minutes.
  4. Season it with mustard seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida and red chilly.
  5. Add the curd just before serving.


  1. Nice and very light …I love kootu with plain rice.

  2. Yummy creamy curry

  3. Lovely yummy kootu.. perfect for simple filling lunches..

  4. We make a similar one with keerai thandu.Making with bottle gourd must be a nice and delicious one

  5. good one !

  6. this is just awesome..

    Tasty Appetite

  7. I love such light and healthy dishes in summer. looks wonderful!

  8. I make this but without the curd… Looks so yum… would love it with some hot crispy dosas…

  9. Wow.. this is really a tasty dish. 🙂

  10. Looks delicious n yummy..soo tempting..

  11. This bottle gourd kootu looks delicious, i haven’t tried them with yogrut. I will try.

  12. Delicious recipe ~ so flavorful n nice!
    US Masala

  13. delicious bottle gourd with curd, yumm

  14. Lovely recipe…looks yummy.

  15. Delicious way to cook sorakkai.

  16. that will make a delicious maincourse with hot rice and vathal; looks appetizing!!

  17. wow, what an interesting curry – looks great!

  18. love this curry..looks so delicious

  19. Thank you all for your encouraging comments..