I learnt Sorakkai ( Suraikai in Tamil,Sorakaya in Telugu,Bottle gourd in English,Lauki in Hindi) kootu recipe from my MIL.Whenever i buy bottle gourd,i prepare this kootu. With vathakuzhambu,it tastes divine. We make this kootu in two ways.One version tastes sweet and the other one is a spicy version. But my vote goes to the sweet version Love it a lot.!! Try whichever u like.Lets see how to make Sorakkai kootu for rice..