Peerkangai sorakkai puli kootu - Ridgegourd bottlegourd Gravy

peerkangai sorakkai puli kootu
ridge gourd - 3
bottle gourd - small - 1
shallots - 8
tomato - 2
garlic - 8 pieces
chilli  - 1-2 on your taste
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
sambar powder - 3 tsp
salt to taste
gingelly oil - 4 tsp
Tamarind pulp - 50 ml
coconut milk - 5 tsps

To Tamper

gingelly oil - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
curry leaves
red chilli - 1
asafoetida a pinch

Peel the skin of ridge gourd and bottle gourd, remove its seeds, rinse off and cut into tiny pieces. Cut shallots , garlic and tomato also into tiny pieces. Slit chilli into two. Heat oil in tava. Add shallots and garlic. allow shalots to slit and then add tomato. Add salt and allow tomato to get smashed. Now add turmeric powder, sambar powder. Mix well and allow till oil seperates and now add the vegetables. Add little water as ridgegourd itself will let out water. Close the lid. Stir then and then till the vege gets cooked. Add tamarind pulp. Leave for 2-3 boils and add coconut pulp. again leave for 2-3 boils. Check the salt and then tamper it. This gravy stands on the flavour of ridge gourd and is very tasty as a side for Idli and also rice.

Note: Bottlegourd can be replaced by prawns also.


  1. Yummy curry looks absolutely pavakka

  2. wow delicious kootu ...wonderful combination to try this soon


  3. Kootu looks delicious. Nice combo ridge gourd and bottle gourd. Thanks for visiting my blog. You have nice space, Liked your online magazine too. Sure come back and read more,

  4. First of all I like your cooking tips section :-)Kootu looks fab...And good to heat that I can replace bottlegourd with prawns:-)(I love prawns)
    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. ridge gourd recipes are not so common..
    nice one with a gravy!

  6. Looks the rich color of the gravy..

    US Masala

  7. A delicious curry! Would be great with rotis.

  8. First time here....Kutu is my fav...absolutely delicious!

  9. delicious gravy..perfect with rice..

  10. Looks delicious,loved the ingredients used...

  11. wow!Luks absolutely delicious!luv the color
    tnx 4 stopping by simply delicious

  12. This is my favourite way of cooking sorakayi. You have a very nice website.

  13. yummy curry... perfect with rotis!

  14. O, this looks and sounds really good! I love the color of your curry.


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