sorakaya pachadi

sorakaya pachadi ( bottle gourd chutney)

By Swasthi on August 7, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney recipe.Sorakaya or bottle gourd is considered to be a super coolant hence we avoid it during winters or monsoon except to make this chutney. Since turmeric, sesame seeds, ginger and green chilies are used to make this sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney, it neutralizes and keeps the body warm.

sorakaya pachadi, bottle gourd chutney

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney can also be made without sesame seeds, ginger and green chilies that is how it is made during summers.

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sorakaya pachadi goes well with rice, chapathi, paratha, pongal or dosa, I have not tried it with idli. The consistency can be adjusted to your liking. To have it with dosa or chapathi, may be you will have to thin it down by adding a bit of water while grinding, which I haven’t since we accompanied it with rice.

How to make sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney

1. Dry roast red chilies, chana dal and urad dal to light golden, to the same pan add sesame seeds and cumin. Toss them for a minute, sesame seeds should get toasted well without getting browned. Transfer to a wide plate and cool.

toasting dal sesame to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

2. Add a tsp of oil to the same pan, fry green chilies and set side. Add the chopped bottle gourd and fry on a medium flame till the raw smell disappears completely and they wilt off. I did not peel the skin of the sorakaya since it was very tender, didn’t have seeds inside. If there are seeds, i suggest to remove them.

frying chilies gourd in oil to make sorakaya pachadi

3. Transfer the cooled dals to the chutney jar and move the bottle gourd to the plate and cool.

cooled dals to the jar for sorakaya pachadi recipe

4. If you don’t like to use tomato, you can skip this step. Add chopped tomato to the pan and sprinkle turmeric and salt and fry till the tomatoes turn completely mushy. Move this to the plate and cool.

frying tomatoes until mushy to make sorakaya chutney

5. Powder the dals to a fine powder.

powdered dals in jar to make bottle gourd chutney

6. Scrape off the sides and add cooled bottle gourd, tomato, green chilies, and ginger.

blending tomato gourd to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

7. Make a fine or coarse chutney of the mix. My jar did not fit all the gourd at one time, so just added half of this, blended well then added the rest and blended.

8. Heat oil in the same pan, Add mustard cumin, urad dal, broken red chili, garlic. When the dal turns golden, add curry leaves, tamarind paste and hing. Off the stove and add the chutney to the pan and stir.

season with mustard cumin hing to make sorakaya pachadi recipe

Serve chutney with rice and ghee or with dosa , chapathi.

for more chutney recipes, check
ginger chutney
beerakaya pachadi
capsicum chutney
methi leaves chutney
radish chutney

sorakaya pachadi or bottle gourd chutney recipe below

sorakaya pachadi

sorakaya pachadi

Bottle gourd chutney called as sorakaya pachadi in telugu is served with rice or chapathi or with most south indian breakfasts like dosa, pongal or utthapam
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings1 cup

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • 2 cups bottle gourd , chopped, small, with skin
  • 1 piece ginger ,Small, (thin slice) (do not use too much)
  • 2 tsp chana dal / senaga pappu
  • 2 tsp Urad dal / minapa pappu
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • ½ to ¾ cup tomatoes or tamarind paste or lemon juice as needed
  • 2 red chilies
  • 3 green chilies or replace with red chilies
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Salt as needed
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric


  • 1 to 2 tsps Oil
  • 1 Pinch hing
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp mustard
  • 1 red chili ,broken
  • ½ tsp urad dal
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • Tamarind paste as needed


  • soak little tamarind in hot water if you wish to use it. when it is soaked it turns soft. Squeeze and filter it to the pan while seasoning later.
  • Wash bottle gourd under running water, If you wish to keep the skin on, scrub it with little sea or crystal salt and then wash off. Chop them to small pieces and measure.
  • Heat a pan, dry red chilies, roast chana dal and urad dal lightly golden, add sesame seeds and cumin and toss. Make sure the sesame seeds are toasted well. Set these aside to cool.
  • add little oil to the same pan and fry green chilies, set aside. Add bottle gourd , fry till they wilt off and the raw smell disappears. Set these aside separately to cool . To the same pan add tomato, salt and turmeric and fry till the tomatoes turn mushy. set this too to cool.
  • Powder finely the dals, sesame seeds, red chilies and cumin.
  • Add the green chilies, ginger, bottle gourd and tomato.
  • Blend everything well. If needed adjust the salt.
  • Add little more oil to the pan, add crushed broken red chili,garlic, mustard, cumin and urad dal. Allow the dal to turn lightly golden. Add curry leaves , hing and tamarind paste.Fry till the leaves turn crisp.
  • Add the ground chutney and mix well.


you can use lemon juice and skip tomatoes and tamarind too , add the juice to the chutney directly after you finish seasoning.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
sorakaya pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 646mg28%
Potassium 1287mg37%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1615IU32%
Vitamin C 262.9mg319%
Calcium 212mg21%
Iron 8.6mg48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Your blog is awesome….
What i like more is you indicate the perfect season to prepare the dishes. And also mentioning the changes to be made to the recipe in different seasons is a brilliant thing and thank you for that. Eating unseasonal food nowadays making everyone sick. Your blog is a boon to me

5 stars
Tried this recipe, and it came out extremely well! thank you so much!


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Tried sorakay and mullangi pachadi…… Came out very well…. My husband liked them a lot.
Thanks much for wonderful recipe’s Swasthi….. 🙂

If possible could you please make a post on coriander leaves pickle??

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Superb. I did exactly and the dish was very tasty with all the right ingredients. Thanks

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