Heat a tsp of oil in a pan.
Add lauki and salt and cover and cook lauki on low heat until it is softened.
Add all the ingredients along with lauki in a grinder and grind to make a smooth chutney.
Heat oil in pan.
Once the oil is hot, add chana dal and mustard seeds and let it fry until it turns slightly brown.
Add dry red chilli and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Switch off the heat and add red chilli powder.
Immediately pour the tempering over the chutney.
Mix well and serve with Rice, Dal or Paratha.
Add some curd in the chutney and make Sorakaya Perugu Pachadi or Sorakaya Curd Chutney.
Add some tomato and make Sorakaya Tomato Pachadi.
You can also add onion or a mix of onion and tomato and make your own variation.
During winters, sesame seeds are added to this chutney. They give warmth to this chutney and hence it is suitable to eat during winters.
Add some ridge gourd or beerakaya along with bottle gourd and make Beerakaya Sorakaya Pachadi.