Bottle gourd/ Churaykka pachadi

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Bottle gourd/ Churaykka pachadi


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :5 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 20 Min


Serves : 4
  • 2 cups churakka chopped

  • 2 nos green chilly

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1/4 cups to make a paste:coconut

  • 1 pinch cumin

  • 1/3 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 nos garlic clove (optional)

  • 1 1/2 cups yogurt

  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds

  • 2 nos dry red chilly

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • Peel churakka, remove seeds in the center and cut bottle gourd into thin small pieces
  • Cook this along with green chilly, salt
  • Cover and cook in low heat
  • Vegetable will start oozing water and will get cooked
  • Allow this to cool down a bit
  • Make a fine paste of coconut, cumin,mustard seeds and garlic
  • Mix this into yogurt and whisk
  • Pour this to the cooked bottle gourd and mix well
  • Put it back to stove and simmer in low flame for one minute till it gets warmed up
  • Switch off the flame
  • Note -do not put in a high heat nor cook too much,otherwise the yogurt will separate
  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds and when it splutters add dry red chilly and curry leaves and fry
  • Add this to the curry and mix well,serve with rice