Sorakaya Pachadi or Andhra Style Bottle Gourd Chutney is a simple, spicy chutney that goes well with idli, dosa or dal rice.

Sorakaya pachadi

Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur
Sorakaya Pachadi or Lauki Chutney is a simple, yet delicious Andhra style bottle gourd chutney.


  • 200 g Lauki/ Bottle gourd Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 2-3 Green chilli
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coriander
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger chopped
  • Tamarind Gooseberry sized ball soaked in little water
  • 1 tsp Jaggery
  • Salt To taste

For the tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Chana dal
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 3-4 Dry red chillies
  • 10-12 Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder


  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan.

  2. Add lauki and salt and cover and cook lauki on low heat until it is softened.

  3. Add all the ingredients along with lauki in a grinder and grind to make a smooth chutney.

For the tempering

  1. Heat oil in pan.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add chana dal and mustard seeds and let it fry until it turns slightly brown.

  3. Add dry red chilli and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  4. Switch off the heat and add red chilli powder.

  5. Immediately pour the tempering over the chutney.

  6. Mix well and serve with Rice, Dal or Paratha.

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Sorakaya pachadi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 56mg2%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin A 390IU8%
Vitamin C 68.1mg83%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.