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Bottle Gourd with Chenna Dal (Sorakaya Sengapappu Kura)

Bottle Gourd - 500 gms
Channa dal - 1 cup (small)
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1
Green chillies - 2-3
Ginger garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)

For Talimpu:
Oil - 1 tbsp; Red Chilli -1, Cumin & Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp, Curry leaves


  • Soak channa dal for 30 minutes.
  • Peel and bottle gourd into small pieces.
  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes and green chillies.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add all talimpu ingredients and fry for 1 minute.
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies and ginger garlic paste, fry till onions are soft.
  • Then add chopped tomato, bottle gourd pieces, soaked channa dal, fry them in medium flame for few minutes.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt, turmeric and 1 cup of water and close the lid. 
  • Cook in high flame for 3 whistles and remove from fire.When lid is open cook again if there is any water till it absorbs.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves.
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