Friday, June 17, 2011

Podalangai Curry (Snakegourd Curry)

I learnt this recipe from one of my friends Vidhya who cooks wonderful south indian dishes.This curry is a perfect companion for sambar/dhal



Ingredients
Snakegourd (podalangai) chopped: 1.5 cups
Channa dal (Kadala parupu): 1/2 cup
Onion chopped: 1 medium sized
Tomato chopped: 1 small
Chilli powder: 1 tsp
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Hing: a pinch
Tumeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Grated coconut: 2 tablespoon (optional)


For seasoning
Oil: 2 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Urad dal: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: a sprig
Red chilli: 1 or 2


Procedure:
Step1:
Soak the channa dal with enough water for 10 minutes


Step2:
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pressure cooker/pressure pan and add mustard seeds. Once they start spluttering add urad dhal, curry leaves and red chillies.


Step3:
Add chopped onions and saute until it becomes translucent


Step4:
Add chopped tomatoes and saute for a couple of minutes


Step5:
Add soaked chana dhal followed by chopped snake gaurd



Step6:
Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and hing and stir well


Step7:
Add 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles


Step8:
Garnish with grated coconut (optional)

22 comments:

  1. Delicious curry n great pictorials!
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  2. Curry looks deliciuos, Loved adding onion & tomatoes. I will try this soon.

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  3. Lovely looking curry dear. Excellent preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Simple and delicious recipe. looks awesome :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  5. Yum, what a great idea of using this veggie here. I always use bottle gourd for this prep.

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  6. நானும் கூட இப்படி தான் செய்வேன்...அப்படியே அப்பள் கூட சாப்பிட ரொம்ப சூபப்ராக இருக்கும்..பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி...

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  7. Delicious looking Podalangai curry...Never added tomatoes while making this vegetable...

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  8. Lovely curry..I like this kind of curry which is made with daal...would really make a great accompaniment with sambaar rice.

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  9. I do the same way too, i can have this curry with anything,yep even with bread slices..delicious!

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  10. Woww. looks delicious.. Never tried it before.. Will surely try this one soon :)

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  11. simple and delicious curry..chana dal n snake gourd makes a perfect combo..

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  12. simple & delicious kuttu..me too will prepare in same way!!

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  13. very healthy and delicious recipe :)
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  14. The curry looks delicious!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  15. Delicious one, but never tried by adding onion to this curry. Will try it out.

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