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Sorrakkai Dosai, Bottlegourd Dosa Recipe

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Total Time: 3 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: 12 dosas 1x


Recipe for sorakkai dosa / bottlegourd dosa. This is a no fermentation dosa recipe popular across Tamilnadu. Recipe with step by step pictures.


  • 400ml idli rice / parboiled rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chillies ( Add more for a spicy dosa)
  • 1/2 cup grated bottlegourd
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for making dosas


  1. Soak the idli rice / parboiled rice for three hours. Drain and add it to a mixie. Add in cumin seeds and dry red chillies to the mixie. Grind it along with a cup of water to a very slightly coarse paste.
  2. Add the grated bottle gourd to the ground batter. Also add in finely chopped onion, tomato, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Add in the salt. Mix well.
  3. I like to make the batter thin as the dosas will crisp up nicely on the griddle. Add water and adjust the batter to desired consistency. Heat a dosa griddle until hot on medium flame. Ladle half a cup of batter and spread it on the pan. As the batter is thin, you will not be able to swirl the dosa. Just spread the batter evenly with a ladle on the griddle.
  4. Cook the dosas for a minute on one side. Flip and cook for one more minute. I love the crisped edges. They are the best part of this dosa. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Mix the batter well before making each dosa.
  5. Sorakkai dosa is ready. This dosa needs to be served hot just out of the griddle. Serve with coconut chutney.
  • Prep Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu