Saturday, June 28, 2008


In Telugu, we call Bottle Gourd Sorakaya. The announcement for the event
'Vegetable of the Week-Bottle Gourd',
reminded me Sorappalu. It is a very good evening snack.

This is my submission for the event-Vegetable of the Week-Bottle Gourd hosted by


Rice flour – 3 cups
Grated bottle gourd– 3 cups
Grated ginger – 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds-1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
Curry leaves – a few chopped
Hot oil-2 tablespoons
Salt-1 tablespoon
Oil for deep fry


1. Mix all the above ingredients into a big bowl and make dough by adding two tablespoons of hot oil.
2. The grated bottle gourd itself is watery, so there is no need to add water to make the dough. Divide the dough into small balls.
3. Take a greased plastic cover and flatten the balls by patting them with your fore fingers.
4. Heat the oil in a frying pan on a medium flame and fry them in batches.
5. Serve them hot. Hmmm...spicy...crispy...tasty...:)


Pooja said...

Wow , this is completely new to me . It really makes a wonderful evening snack :) .
Thank you for sharing this and being a part of VoW Bottle gourd Vijaya.

Andhra Flavors said...

Really!! I dont know this one. will try soon:)
pachi pulusu lo maa mummy banana and brinjal vaade vaaru. mi pachi pulusu madi different gaa vundi.
e saari mi version try chestanu.

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Pooja! Glad that you like this snack:)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Andhra Flavours! One of my aunt who is from Warangal used to make this snack.
Mee pachi pulusu version kooda post cheyandi.

Kalai said...

Wow! Looks delicious! :)

Daily Meals said...

Thank you Kalai:)

Prajusha said...

This looks delicious and new to me..

Uma said...

wow, never heard of these sorappalu before even though I am a andhrite. lovely recipe. thanks.

Shreya said...

This is so innovative! Lovely snack and entry:-)