Suraikai (Bottle Gourd) Paal Kootu Written by Kamala Updated on December 12, 2023 in Kootu Jump to Recipe Print RecipeThis kootu made with bottle guard (suraikai) and coconut milk goes well with vatha kuzhambu. Vatha KuzhambuDifficulty: EasyThis tangy gravy is made with onion, garlic, tamarind and vathal. It is served with rice and also is a best side dish for curd rice. Cuisine: Indian, Tamil Pin Print Suraikai (Bottle Gourd) Paal Kootu 0.0 from 0 votes Recipe by S Kamala Course: KootuCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy Servings5servingsPrep time5minutesCooking time15minutes This kootu made with bottle guard (suraikai) and coconut milk goes well with vatha kuzhambu. Ingredients Suraikai (Bottle gourd) – a small one Coconut milk – Half cup Coconut gratings – 1 tablespoon Green chillies – 2 Nos Jeera – 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds -1 teaspoon Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon Curry leaves – few Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste Oil- 2 teaspoon Directions Remove the skin, inner white portion and seeds from the bottlegourd. Cut it into small bits.Grind coconut, green chillies and jeera to a fine paste.In a kadai put the oil and when it is hot add mustard seeds. When it pops up add urad dhal and fry till it turns light brown. Add curry leaves and bottlegourd pieces. Add salt and sprinkle a handful of water and close with lid. Cook on low flame. When the vegetable is soft, add the ground coconut paste and stir well. Allow to boil. Then add coconut milk and mix well. Cook for two to three minutes and then remove.