Snake gourd is a healthy vegetable. It makes a cooling effect within the body. Due to its high water compound, it is less in calories, fat-free but filling vegetable. It is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals.  There are many dishes we can make with snakegourd and especially stew is a delicious variety liked by all age groups. Let's see the recipe of Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)

Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)
Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)

Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time 20 mins
Servings4

Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)
Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)

Ingredients:

Snakegourd250gms
Turmeric Powder1/2 teaspoon
SaltTo Taste
Moong dal1/4 Cup*

* 1 cup = 250 ml capacity

For Grinding:
Grated Coconut2 tablespoon
Whole Pepper1 teaspoon
Cumin Seeds1/2 teaspoon


For Seasoning:

Oil1 teaspoon
Split Urid dal1 teaspoon
Red Chilli1
Curry Leavesfew

Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)
Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)

Method:
  1. Remove the seeds and finely chop the snakegourd. If the snakegourd is tender, we can also include the seeds as they would be very tender. Take the chopped snake gourd in a vessel and add salt and turmeric and pressure cook it. Allow 2-3 whishles. Also pressure cook the moong dal

  2. While the snakegourd and moong dal is being cooked in the pressure cooker, we can take the grinding ingredients in the mixer and grind it to a nice paste 

  3. When the pressure is released from the cooker, gently remove the cooked snakegourd and keep it ready. Also mash the cooked dal. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds starts to sputter, add urid dal and fry till the dal turns golden brown color. Add the broken red chilli and curry leaves and fry for 10 seconds. 

  4. To this add the cooked snakegourd and mix well. Adjust the salt if needed. Next, add cooked and mashed dal and mix well 

  5. Then add ground paste and stir well and allow the stew to boil for 5 minutes and remove from flame

  6. The yummy Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew) is ready to serve. We can serve this yummy dish as a sidedish with our normal kuzhambu varieites. Also we can mix the Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew) with hot rice and add a teaspoon of ghee and mix well and slurp!!!
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    Pudalangai Kootu (Snakegourd Stew)


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  1. Hello aunty,ur website is so useful for many people.All the recipes r so tasty.u r doing really a nice job.

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