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Sorakaya Pulusu Recipe | Bottle Gourd Curry Andhra Style

Sorakaya Pulusu Recipe/Anapakaya Pulusu is a delicious tamarind based gravy prepared with bottle gourd, the stew has a little sweet and tangy taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian (South Indian)
Author: Padma Veeranki


  • 500 g Bottle gourd peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 Onion chopped to big chunks
  • 3 green chillies slit
  • Gooseberry size Tamarind
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated jaggery/sugar
  • Coriander finely chopped

For Tempering:

  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil or Ghee
  • 4 garlic pods crushed or chopped
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • A sprig of curry leaves


  • Transfer bottle gourd pieces, onion and green chillies to the pressure cooker.
  • Add turmeric powder and mix.
  • In a separate bowl (pressure cooker safe), add tamarind, red chilli powder & tomato pieces. Place this bowl on top of the bottle gourd pieces.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 2-3 whistles over high heat. Turn off the heat. Open the lid once the pressure subsides.
  • Mash up everything together till you get the desired consistency.
  • Add required salt and a little jaggery/sugar. Bring it to a boil & garnish with coriander.


  • Heat oil or ghee in a small pan over medium heat and add garlic. Once garlic starts to turn light brown, add red chillies, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When mustard seeds splutter, add a pinch of asafoetida. Now turn off the heat and add curry leaves. Transfer the tempering to the curry and mix.