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Recipe for Snake Gourd
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
- Snake gourd/Padavala Kayi- 1 medium sized
- Grated coconut- 3 tsp
- Cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Red chilli – 1 no.
- Jaggery – 1 small size
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder- A pinch
- Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
- Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
- Curry leaves- few
- Red chilli- 1
- Oil- 2 tsp
Wash and chop Snake gourd/Paduvala Kayi in to small square pieces.
Heat oil in a pan or Kadai, add mustard seeds when it starts spluttering add urad dal, broken red chilli and curry leaves.
When urad dal turns brown, add chopped Snake gourd pieces and little water. Stir it for few seconds.
Now add turmeric powder, jaggery and salt. Cover it with a lid. Let it cook for some time in low flame.
Grind coconut, red chilli and cumin seeds coarsely without adding water.
Once the Snake gourd is well cooked, add grounded coconut masala to this.
Mix well and switch off the flame.
This Snake gourd Palya goes very well with steamed rice or it can be served as accompaniment with Udupi rasam and rice combination.