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Anapakaya Iguru (Bottle Gourd Curry)

Mar 7th, 2010 | By | Category: All Recipes, Curries & Gravies, Veg - Recipes

anapakaya iguru

Back home from a long, hectic fun-filled vacation in India. Trying to beat the winter doldrums and fit into my my regular schedules as I juggle between office, house hold chores, while I keep thinking of all the fun, frolic, shopping, pampering, and a lot of  foods that I have grown up eating. Its been a month since I am back from a holiday and I still feel lazy enough to get into the kitchen to cook elaborate meals. Blame it on me or the cold nights we have, I am looking for quick meals that I could wrap up in no time. Here comes one recipe from my kitchen to all of you made with Anapakaya/Sorakaya aka bottle gourd. My mom cooks quite of few varieties with this green beauty which I plan to blog sooner or later but for now I decided to settle down with this simple curry cooked with onions and simmered in milk brings out the taste in this utterly delicious vegetable which I seldom ate when I was a child. Here is how….


1 anapakaya/sorakaya/dudhi/bottle gourd – cut into bite sized pieces (about 3 cups)

2 mullakada/drumsticks cut into 2 inch pieces

1/2 tsp mustard seeds (avalu)

1/2 tsp jeera

8-10 curry leaves

6-8 green chilies (slit lengthwise)

2 medium onions finely chopped

2 garlic pods

1/4 tsp turmeric

salt to taste

2 tbsps oil

1 cup of water

1 cup of warm milk

Freshly chopped coriander leaves for garnish – 3-4 tbsps

How To:

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, throw in the mustard seeds, and jeera. As they splutter, add green chillies, curry leaves and garlic pods. Saute for half a minute. Add chopped onions, turmeric and salt. Fry till onions turn soft and light golden brown in color (around 8-10 mts)
  • Add drumstick, sorakaya pieces and fry for another 2 – 4 mts. Add water, cover with the pressure cooker lid and turn the flame to a high. When pressure starts put the whistle on and cook till 2-3 whistles. Turn the flame to low and let it cook for another 3-4 mts. Turn off the flame.
  • When the pressure leaves, open the lid and cook on high if there is any water left in the curry. Once the water evaporates, add in a cup of warm milk and cook on medium flame till the curry resembles thick gravy consistency.
  • Finally, add in freshly chopped coriander just before turning off the flame. Mix well and turn off the flame.
  • Serve hot with rice or rotis.
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  1. […] Anapakaya Iguru (Bottle Gourd Curry) – Mommys Cuisine […]

  2. ee recipe chala bagundi…..

  3. hi soujanya,
    i am very happy now because i am learning cooking from ur site.thank you and please give us more recipes which we use for everyday cooking.for eg, kodiguddu podum etc

  4. Bharathi, Durga

    Thanks for the lovely comments. I’d certainly be blogging in a lot more recipes in future.

    – sowjanya

  5. I think you missed to add the main Ingrediant–Anapakaya.
    Was that a typo? or did I miss that?

  6. Oops. I missed it. Thanks for spotting that. Updated the post.

  7. HI
    I am really enjoy your site, everything come perfect. Now a days i try all your receipes everyday. I appreciate to posting tasty foods. One small req i am a vegetarian so pls post more veg recipes.


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