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A simple curry with bottle gourd/ lauki and spicy ground coconut paste. The curry tastes great with some rice or even roti.


34 serving

Total time

40 minutes


  • 2 cups Bottle gourd (Sorakaya/ - peeled and chopped)
  • cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 ~ 2 Chilies ((optional) Green)
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • to taste Salt
  • cup almond meal (Grated)
  • 3 ~ 4 chilies ((adjust as per taste preference) Dry Red)
  • 1 tbsp tamarind (paste)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds


  1. Grind the ingredients for the paste using little water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat 1tbsp oil in a saute pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once the seeds start to splutter, add curry leaves and green chilies (if using). Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Next add the bottle gourd pieces, turmeric and salt. Mix well, cover and cook till bottle gourd is tender, about 10~12 minutes. Alternately bottle gourd can be par cooked in the microwave for 4~5 minutes and then added here and cooked for 4~5 minutes more.
  4. Finally add the ground coconut paste, mix well and cook for another 2~3 minutes. Add more water if the curry looks too dry. Serve with steamed rice and dal.
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