How to make Bottle Gourd Peanut (Sorakkai Verkadalai) Masala


This is Bottle Gourd Peanut (Sorakkai Verkadalai) Masala. A traditionally made Healthy and Tasty also known as Bottle gourd peanut curry. This is the perfect recipe with balance of flavors in our Bottle Gourd Peanut Curry recipe. This simple and easy vegan dish combines with the goodness of bottle gourd and the rich and nutty flavorful peanuts, creating a delightful and nutritious combination.

A wholesome and satisfying meal gives you many health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients. Such as – it is rich rich dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, proteins and good fats. It is good in Weight Management, improves Digestive Health, good for heart health, also it gives you immunity system support and regulates blood sugar levels. Now let’s jump to the recipe.


  • Bottle gourd chopped in cube – 2 cup
  • Peanut powdered – 1/3 cup 
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Onion small, finely chopped – 1
  • Tomato small finely chopped – 1
  • Green Chili – adjust to taste
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Red Chili cracked – 2
  • Cooking Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 4-5
  • Salt adjust to your taste
  • Water -1¼ cup


  • To make Peanut powder masala – Firstly, heat a pan and Add 1 tsp jeera, some red chili and 1/3 cup of peanuts to the pan. Stir them till the peanuts are dry roasted nicely. Take them into a mixer jar.
  • After allowing all ingredients to cool down. Now, blend them and make a fine powder. Keep this powder aside for later use.
  • To make the Curry – Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Once the oil get heated, add 1 tsp mustard seeds. Now, allow it to pop. Now, gently add green chilis and curry leaves, let them roast a little. After that, add chopped onions and sauté them over medium heat until they turn pink in color. Then, add chopped tomatoes and cook it for a while.
  • After that, Sprinkle ¼ tsp turmeric powder, slightly roast it and let mixture to simmer. Cook the mixture until it’s mushy.
  • Next add the chopped bottle gourd to the onion-tomato gravy, mix all together. Then sprinkle ¼ cup water and salt to your taste.
  • Now, Cover the pan and let the curry cook on a medium flame. At regular intervals, check the bottle gourd should be cooked nicely.
  • Once the bottle gourd is thoroughly cooked. Add the ground peanut powder into the curry. Now, mix everything together for 1 min, and then switch off the flame.

Your South Indian Sorakkai Verkadalai masala or Bottle Gourd Peanut Curry is now ready to be served. Enjoy it with roti of rice.

Macros of Bottle gourd curry (per serving):-

  • Calories: 200-250 kcal
  • Protein: 6-8 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 15-20 grams
  • Fat: 12-15 grams

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