Monday, 21 January 2013

Podalangai kootu ( Snake Gourd Kootu)

You don't like snake gourd....well then try it in my style of recipe & I'm sure you'll like it :-).

Recipe is here...


Podalangai - 2 cups (cut in cubes)
Onion - 1 Big - chopped
Bengal gram dhal - 1 cup
Red chillis - 3 nos
Mustard seeds
Curry leaves

Cooking Method:

1. Pressure cook bengal gram dhal for 4 whistles & keep it ready.

2. Pressure cook Podalangai/snake gourd for 2 whistles & keep it ready.

3. Heat 3 tbsp of oil in a heavy bottom frying pan. Add mustard seeds. When mustard splatters add curry leaves & onion.

4. Then add red chillis and fry until onion turns transparent. Add salt.

5. Now add the cooked bengal gram dhal & Podalangai. Mix thoroughly and let it cook for 10 mins in the sim flame.

6. After 10 mins podalangai kootu is ready. Perfect side dish for kara kuzhambu & vattha kuzhambu.

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  1. Never mix-matched bengal gram with snake guard. Delicious and interesting recipe. Will try it.

    today's recipe:

  2. I so miss snake gourd here. There are few recipes here that is similar to the ones we prepare at home. Guess, ours is the Tamil Nadu infleunce.

  3. I have tried this with cabbage and it came out good... thanks for sharing the recipe


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