31 BOTTLE GOURD PARATHA

Bottlegourd / Sorakkai / Lauki / Sorakaya / Sorekai - Chapathi /Paratha


Thank you all for you wishes on my 500th post. Also for your support in my last post. Hoping to get a good response.

Now here I am with a healthy and delicious paratha. Most of the times I make parathas by adding veggies and mixing it directly to the dough and this is one such recipe. The reason I do is there is no need to stuff and I also get thinner parathas.

You can substitute the flour with whole wheat flour or mutli grain flour to make it more healthy.


Bottlegourd is low in fat and cholesterol and high in dietary fibre. It is excellent for light, low-cal diets, as well as for small children, people with digestive problems, diabetics. Its high water content makes it very cooling. The cooked Bottle Gourd is cooling, calming, diuretic and easy to digest. It is also effective against constipation and other digestive disorders.

Bottle gourd - 1 small or half of a big lone one
Atta/wheat flour/chapathi flour/ whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Green chillies - 2
Garlic - 3
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 3 tsp

Peel and grate bottlegourd in the thinner side of the grater. Leave out the seed part. Squeeze to remove water. Save the water for mixing.

Meanwhile grind green chillies, garlic and cumin seeds. As fine as your blender can. Add this to the grated bottlegourd.
Heat a tsp of oil and add the grated bottle gourd and fry to 4 - 5 minutes. To remove the raw smell and also to cook partially.



Take a wide vessel and add the flour, salt and remaining oil and mix well. Next add the fried bottle gourd and mix well. First add the saved water( squeezed out bottle gourd water) -mix and add little warm water little by little and mix well to make a soft dough. If needed add a tsp of oil and top and knead. Cover with a wet cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.


Heat a tawa/griddle. Take a small lime size of dough and roll out with a rolling pin. Place on the tawa and cook both sides. Serve with your favourite choice of dip. Here I have made vegetable kurma.



31 comments/Reactions:

Smitha said...

looks very good!...I like all veggie parathas...since the kids eat it up without fussing!! :)

The Foodie said...

Nice way to sneak veggies in paratha...wholesome goodness :)

Hema said...

Healthy paratha.. my son would love this! And I am shocked about your previous post.. mangaiyar malar is a leading magazine and if it can take these things lightly, cant imagine others. Good thing you have taken a step towards this.. they will atleast be warned now!

aipi said...

Parathas look so soft n perfect..nice recipe!


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mahavijay said...

thanks for ur healthy recipe sister

Rachana said...

A delicious paratha, would love to have with raita :-)

Sayali said...

bookmarked...i am not good with bottlegourd.thanks for adding this to my list

kitchen queen said...

awesome and healthy paratha.

Madhavi said...

Lovely parathas, yummoo!!!

Vandana Rajesh said...

A nice healthy treat..love stuffed parathas.

Nisha said...

Very nice use of lauki, i'm going to try this one .

Nisha said...

Very nice use of lauki, i'm going to try this one .

harini-jaya said...

Bottle Gourd in chapatis!! awesome!! Chapatis can sure be made more interesting like this!!

Priya said...

Wat a healthy paratha, looks absolutely awesome..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Absolutely healthy... and paratha's with bottle gourd is soo much new..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking parathas. Never tried with lauki. Thanx for sharing.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Well explained padma,very clear step vise pics...delcious Paratha.

Prathibha said...

Very healthy one..:)
looks just perfect

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious dear :)

Nandini said...

Looks very delicious. Yum.

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious.

Subhie Arun said...

wow..healthy n yummy parathas...dear!

Jay said...

sounds very healthy n innovative Padma..looks irresistable..
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chaitrali pathak said...

awesome healthy and very innovative

swapna said...

Healthy and yummy paratha....

S.Menaga said...

different paratha looks delicious!!

Satya said...

nice healthy paratha


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Divya Vikram said...

Paratha looks lovely with all the goodness of veggies in there.

k said...

Hi Padma,
I made this today with spelt flour. The parathas came out really nice and were soft to eat. Thanks, my kids loved them.
Kareeba

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Anonymous said...

it turned out very well for me. thank u very much. have always found it difficult to eat bottle gourd. this way itz yummy!

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