In a pressure cooker, add the diced bottle gourd along with salt, 1/2 cup water and a pinch of turmeric.
Pressure cook the Sorakkai /bottle gourd for 2 whistles and release the pressure immediately by running the pressure cooker under water. Open the lid and keep aside.
Place a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat, add the soaked chana dal along with the soaked water. Since the chana dal has soaked in warm water, it will be half cooked.
Add the cooked sorakkai/bottle gourd pieces, along with the cooked water
When dal gets half cooked add bottle gourd pieces along with the cooked water.
Next add the prepared kozhukattai small quantities at a time and let it cook for 10 minutes on a medium flame.
Kozhukattais can stick in bottom, if there is not enough water, so adjust water quantity accordingly.
When kozhukattai gets cooked add grated coconut to it and stir it well.
Add in the sugar, milk and cook it for 2 more minutes and switch off the stove. (Instead of adding plain milk, you can also mix 1 tablespoon f rice flour with milk and add it to a curry to give thicker consistency)