Sorekai or Churakka is the Malayalam word for Bottle Gourd. It is one of the common vegetables in India, particularly in south of India. Sorekai is often used to make vegetable dishes, such as Sambar . Churakka is another word of Bottle Gourd in Malayalam Sorekai is called Upo in the Philippines where it is one of the popular vegetables Please see related article about Upo.