Monday, April 27, 2009

Pudalangai / Snake Gourd Poriyal

Ingredients :
Pudalankai / Snake gourd - 1
Onion - 1/2 ( chopped )
Green chillies or red chillies - 3 nos
Channa dhal - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste.


Cut the pudalankai lengthwise and remove the seeds and inner white parts. Slice it into thin half circles.
  • In a kadai heat the oil. When it is hot add the mustard and when it pops up add the urad dhal and channa dhal and fry till urad dhal turns light brown.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry till the onion turns transparant.
  • Add pudalankai pieces and mix well.
  • Add salt,turmeric powder and sprinkle little water and close with lid.
  • Cook in low flame till the Pudalankai is soft.
  • Finally add grated coconut and mix again and remove from stove.