Surakkai Korma - Sorakkai Korma - Bottle Gourd Korma - Side dish for Roti, rice, Pulka, Paratha

I had this whole sorakkai and wanted to try something new with it to go with Chapatti. My son was asking for Korma. I remembered a dish I had tasted sometime ago. It had a sesame seeds taste also tasted like korma. I wanted to try it out. I have added the ingredients per my preference. You can try with your moderation. It tasted pretty good. It is simple dish and goes well with steamed rice too (I had it next day for my lunch). Do try out as this can be good alternative to veg korma

Bottle gourd - 1.5 cups (Remove the skin and seeds and slice it into small pieces)
Onion - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - 4
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Red chilli powder - 3/4 teaspoon (Adjust to your spice level)
Garam masala - 1/4 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
Poppy seeds - 1 tablespoon
Shahi jeera - 1 teaspoon 
Oil - 3 teaspoons
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)


Dry roast Sesame and poppy seeds. Dry roast Coconut till light brown. Let it cool down. 
Grind to thick paste with Coconut. Keep it aside. Heat 2 teaspoon of oil add Garlic and ginger fry till brown color. Add onion fry till transparent. Add tomatoes. Fry till mushy. Add garam masala and chilli powder. Fry till raw smell goes off. Switch it off and let it cool down completely. Grind to smooth paste

Cook Bottle gourd with 1/4 cup of water and salt. Keep it aside
Heat rest of oil and add Shahi jeera. Let it crackle. Add grinded Tomato pastes and let it boil. Add grinded coconut paste.
Boil till raw smell goes off. Add cooked Bottle gourd. Adjust the spices and salt.Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves 
Switch it off and serve hot