Healthy Instant Bottle Gourd Idli

Sunny day, bright light and wanting to eat something to maintain a healthy diet, then try the bottle gourd idli, which is also known as sorekayi idli. Loaded with fiber, it is an ideal dish for a nutritious breakfast or dinner. This quick and easy recipe is prepared with ingredients that are readily available in the market or already at home. The best thing about this idli is that it keeps you full for hours.

Not many people are fond of bottle gourd and find it difficult to have it, but this delicious recipe gives you the edge of eating those veggies you don’t really like. The dough for this idli mixes so well that you will like its overall taste and there will be no difficulty in consuming the vegetable you don’t like. The fluffy idli can be combined with sambhar or chutney or can also be eaten on its own by making it spicy. This steamed recipe appeals to people of all ages.

Here is a step-by-step method on how to make instant bottle gourd idli at home. Let’s dig into the recipe!

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Servings: 5/6


1/2 cup bottle gourd or 1.5 cups grated bottle gourd

1 cup medium rava

1 cup yogurt (whipped curd)

1/2 to 1 cup of water

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves


1 teaspoon of oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon white lentils

1/2 teaspoon chickpea lentils

1 tablespoon curry leaves


First of all, take rice and wash it and soak it for at least 2 hours.

Take a bottle gourd and cut it into large pieces. Remove the seeds from it

Now, take soaked rice, chopped pumpkin, salt to your liking, and coconut in a grinder. Grind the ingredients into a coarse dough. Also, add half a cup of water while grinding

Now take the dough and transfer it to a bowl and put some rava on it. Mix them well and add a little water if necessary to maintain the consistency of the idli dough. Next, combine the seasonings with mustard seeds and curry leaves and add them too. Pour this idli batter onto an idli steamer plate

Steam them for about 20 minutes. Once the idlis are steamed, take a knife and cut them into the desired shapes.

The dormant bottle gourd is ready to serve. You can offer them with sambhar, coconut chutney or some other chutney


Try to buy a bottle gourd that has fewer or no seeds for this recipe.

You can cook this idli immediately once the dough is ready. You don’t have to ferment it first.

You can add or remove the seasoning as you like

The dish can also be made spicy by adding some green chili paste to the dough.

Idli is a healthy food option and can be made with a variety of vegetables and lentils.

Happy indulgence!

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