Bottle gourd Milk Curry I Sorekai Palya for chapati

Preparation Time : 30 min Cooking Time : 20 min Serves : 4

Bottle gourd milk curry is a very delicious recipe made with bottle gourd and milk, a yummy side dish for roti varieties. Bottle gourd is a healthy vegetable with numerous health benefits which must be included in the diet often. Bottle gourd cooked with onion, ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, and simmered in milk gives the curry a special taste. Bottle gourd curry is made in different ways but this simple recipe enhances the taste with mild spice. Adding milk gives the veggie a very creamy texture. 


Bottle Gourd – 2 cups

Onion – 2 medium chopped

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp

Chilly powder – 1/2 Tsp

Turmeric – 2 pinch

Garam masala – 1/4 tsp

Milk – 200 ml boiled and cooled

Salt to taste

Oil to fry

Coriander for garnishing



Peel the bottle gourd, discard the spongy portion and the seeds from it, chop it into small pieces, immerse in water immediately and keep ready. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil in it, when it is hot add chopped onion and curry leaves fry until it turns translucent.


Add ginger garlic paste, chilly powder, and garam masala powder, fry until the raw smell goes.


Then add chopped and drained bottle gourd, stir-fry, add salt to taste, Cover the lid and cook until the bottle gourd becomes soft and tender, add little water if necessary.


Ensure the veggies are almost cooked/done, and the water gets absorbed completely then add milk,


Stir bring it to boil for 2 or 3 min


when it reaches to a thick grayish curry, switch off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander.


Healthy and tasty Bottle gourd curry is ready. Serve as a side dish for Rotis/ pulkas.

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