Suraikai curry | Bottle gourd stir fry

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Suraikai / bottle gourd is one of fresh vegetables commonly available in any farmer’s house. My mom used to prepare this curry very often and it is one of my favorite dish. It goes well with white rice, puli kuzhambu and rasam.

Suraikai curry | Bottle gourd stir fry


      • 1 medium sized – Suraikai / bottle gourd (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 2 nos – Green chillies (chopped)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1 1/2 tbsp – Roasted bengal gram / pottukadalai
      • 1/2 tsp – Fennel seeds
      • Salt as needed


      • 2 tsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Split black gram
      • 1/4 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 4 or 5 nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinches – Asafoetida

Suraikai curry process

Suraikai curry | Bottle gourd stir fry

Preparation method:

  1. Using mortar and pestle tool or mixer grinder, crush roasted bengal gram and fennel seeds to a fine powder. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add chopped onion, green chillies along with required salt, saute until transparent.
  3. Add chopped bottle gourd and saute for few minutes. At this stage add turmeric powder, cover with lid and cook for 5 mins or until 3/4 done.
  4. Finally add powdered roasted bengal gram and fennel seeds, mix everything well together. Sprinkle little water and cook until well cooked. Suraikai curry is ready and serve with white rice, puli kuzhambu and rasam.

Suraikai curry | Bottle gourd stir fry



  1. healthy stir to eat with rasam sadham

  2. As a child I never liked this vegetable but now I really enjoy the flavours. Nice flavours !!

  3. Lovely and healthy stir fry, perfect for these hot days. Thanks for sharing...

  4. Nice curry , i make it different..

  5. Never tried this before.. Delicious stir fry Shanthi :-)

  6. Healthy poriyal looks very nice,Amma used crushed peanuts instead of gives crunchy taste!!

  7. i ve never cooked bottle gourd in my life!! but you have made it sound delish.

  8. looks favorite vgetable.

  9. Looks amazing and mouthwatering....

  10. Love this simple and flavorful curry, yumm..

  11. I find this gourd in many stores but I am under the impression that it is a bland veggie. I would like to try this preparation.

  12. I love the images on this blog because it looks very inviting. It also makes me want to create this great this. I will add this to my favorite cook book now.

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