Not many people like snakegourd (pudalangaai) recipes but if its cooked properly then everyone will love this. Snake gourd is useful in restoring the disordered processes of nutrition. It creates a cooling effect in the body. Being a low-calorie food, diabetics can safely include it to reduce weight while getting enough nutrition. Its leaves are used in indigenous medicine in India. One common recipe which i prepare using snakegourd (pudalangaai) is given below.



Ingredients:
SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai- 1/2 KG
Grated cocunut - 2 teaspoon
Salt - To Taste
Turmeric - a pinch
Pepper - 1/4 teaspoon

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urdhal - 1 teaspoon
Red Chilli - 1




Method:

  1. Finely Chop the SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai and clean it with water and strain it and keep it aside
  2. Heat the oil in the pan, add mustard seeds and when the mustard seeds starts to sputter add the urdhal and fry till it becomes golden brown
  3. Add broken chilli and then add chopped SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai
  4. Sprinkle some water and add a pinch of turmeric,pepper and necessary salt and allow the SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai to cook completely
  5. When the SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai is cooked add grated cocunut and mix it well and remove from flame
The yummy SnakeGourd/Pudalangaai poriyal is ready to serve

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  1. It is really nice when seasoned with rasam podi...

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