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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bottle Gourd curry cooked in milk | Sorakaya Palu Posina Kura

Curry's cooked in milk (Palu Posina Kura) is fairly a common method used in Andhra cuisine. The vegetable i used today is Bottle gourd (Sorakay/Doodhi). Bottle gourd is cooked in garam masala, ginger, red chilly powder and simmered in milk. This gives the curry a very intersting sweet and spicy taste.
This curry can be eaten with Chapathi and rice.





  1. Bottle gourd (Sorakaya/Doodhi) - 2 cups (peeled and cut to bite size pieces)
  2. Milk- 3/4th cup
  3. Ginger- 1/2 inch, chopped fine
  4. Garam Masala - 1/4th to 1/2 tsp
  5. Red chilly powder- 1/2 to 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric powder- 1/4th tsp
  7. Coriander leaves for garnish
  8. Salt to taste

Tempering ingredients:

  1. Oil - 1 tbsp
  2. Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  3. Chana dal - 1/2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  5. Few curry leaves and
  6. Asafatedia- a pinch


  • In a skillet do the tempering by adding the oil. When it gets hot add the chana dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Fry for few seconds and add the ginger and Asafatedia
  • Add the bottle gourd pieces, turmeric and some salt. Mix and close the lid.
  • Cook till the bottle gourd gets soft, stirring in between.
  • Add the garam masala and red chilly powder .Cook for another two minutes.
  • Add the milk, reduce the heat and cook for another ten minutes.
  • Finally adjust the salt and finish it off with coriander leaves.


  1. haven't tried/tasted this paal kootu, preparation sounds interesting n yummy..will try it sometime :)
    neat presentation n pics!

  2. sounds different....will try it sometime

  3. i have never tasted doodhi with milk. it is yummy.....right

  4. Dish looks delicious...this is new to me...sounds interesting.

  5. tempering mein jeera nahi dalna hai?

  6. We are normally prepare bottle gourd like this way. Very tasty and lovely dish for Summer. Lovely.
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  7. Looks so good Madhavi :) And love the pics too!

  8. I make this too and I love anything in coconut milk :) Looks so delectable!!

  9. Do you know how many calories per serving it contains?


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