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Surakkai poriyal / bottle gourd stir fry

Surakkai poriyal recipe with step-wise pictures. Surakkai poriyal is a simple south Indian recipe that goes well with rice and sambar. You can also have this surakkai poriyal as such with rice. Bottle gourd is a healthy vegetable and has large water content in it.

Surakkai poriyal / bottle gourd stir fry

Total time required : 20 minutes

No. Of serving : 3


  • Bottle gourd – 1
  • Onion – 1
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli – 3
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Sambar powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1 tsp


1. Wash, remove seeds and chop bottle gourd into small pieces.

2. Heat oil, add mustard seeds and once it splutters add red chilli to it.

3. Add chopped onion and saute well until it becomes translucent.

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4. Then add bottle gourd and saute well for a minute.

5. Add required water, salt and all the dry powders. Mix well and cook covered for 10 minutes until the bottle gourd is cooked.

6. Remove from flame. Add roasted peanut powder to it and mix well.

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7. Serve hot with rice.

Surakkai poriyal / bottle gourd stir fry

Grated coconut can also be added to make it tastier.

Surakkai poriyal / bottle gourd stir fry

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