Friday, 24 August 2012

Podalanga Kootu Poriyal (Snake Gourd Curry)

Podalanga Kootu Poriyal (Snake Gourd Curry)
Podalanga Kootu Poriyal (Snake Gourd Curry)

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup finely chopped podalanga (snake gourd)
  • 1/4 cup bengal gram (channa dal or kadala paruppu)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • asofoetida - a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

To Grind :
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chilies
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp urad dal (ultham paruppu)
  • 2 tbsp grated coconut
Podalanga Kootu Poriyal (Snake Gourd Curry)

Method :
  • Fry mustard seeds, broken red chilies, curry leaves and ultham paruppu with little oil. Allow to cool and grind with coconut adding little water. Keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile cook bengal gram with enough water for 10 mins. Drain the water completely.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker and tamper mustard seeds. Add chopped onions and podalanga. Saute a while.
  • Add cooked bengal gram, turmeric powder, cumin powder, masala paste, asofoetida and salt to taste.
  • Add 1/2 cup water and close the lid. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles and remove from the heat. Serve hot with rasam rice.

Podalanga Kootu Poriyal (Snake Gourd Curry)


  1. Delicious and inviting curry Preeti.

  2. Very yummy and interesting recipe

  3. I add toor dal instead of bengal gram dal.. shd try ur version as well..

  4. now a days ur presentation looks better :) keep going :)

  5. nice presentation and delicious curry!


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