Sorakkai in English | Sorakaaya Benefits | Bottle Gourd Names

Sorakkai in English | Sorakaaya Benefits | Bottle Gourd Names

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Sorakkai in English

  • English name of Sorakkai is “Bottle Gourd”

Bottle Gourd in Hindi

  • Hindi name of Bottle Gourd is “Lauki”

Bottle Gourd in Telugu

  • Telugu name of Bottle Gourd is “Sorakaya / Aanapakaya”

Bottle Gourd in Malayalam

  • Malayalam name of Bottle Gourd is “Chorakaa”

Bottle Gourd in Kannada

  • Kannada name of Bottle Gourd is “Sore kaaye”

Bottle Gourd in Marathi

  • Marathi name of Bottle Gourd is “Dudhi”

Bottle Gourd in Gujarati

  • Gujarati name of Bottle Gourd is “Doodhi”

Bottle Gourd in Bengali

  • Bengali name of Bottle Gourd is “Lau
bottle gourd in hindi

Sorakkai /Bottle Gourd

Sorakkai, also called bottle gourd, is a popular vegetable that has a light green smooth skin outside and white flesh inside. The taste of Sorakkai is slightly bitter. It is one of the healthiest vegetables. Sorakkai can grow very fast. Other names of Sorakkai are calabash gourd, white-flowered gourd, long melon. It is a slender, long and bottle-shaped vegetable. Matured sorakkai is also used to make water bottles, utensils, containers and musical instruments.

In South India, sorakkai is added as one of the vegetables in Sambar. Sorakkai kootu is a very popular recipe in Tamil Nadu. The juice of Sorakkai is good medicine for stomach acidity, indigestion, diarrhoea and diabetes. Due to its high water content, Sorakkai has a cooling effect on the body and keeps the body hydrated.

Sorakkai Recipes

  • Sorakkai kootu
  • Sorakkai poriyal
  • Sorakkai sambar
  • Sorakkai dosa
  • Sorakkai adai
  • Sorakkai kurma
  • Sorakkai kootu with kadalai paruppu
  • sorakkai fry
  • Lauki channa (very popular in North India)
  • Dudhi channa
  • Lauki kheer
  • Anapakaya pulusu
  • Anapakaya Palakura
  • Anapakaya Pappu
  • Lau chingri

Sorakkai/Sorakaaya Benefits

  • Sorakkai is rich in essential minerals, iron and protein
  • Sorakkai helps in reducing stress
  • Sorakkai aids in weight loss
  • Sorakkai reduces bad cholesterol levels
  • Sorakkai regulates blood sugar levels
  • Sorakkai helps in digestion
  • Sorakkai is good for the skin
  • Sorakkai contains vitamins and potassium
  • Sorakkai helps in reducing sleeping disorders
  • Sorakkai is beneficial for the heart
  • Sorakkai contains fibre