Thursday, July 26, 2012

Snake Gourd Fry / Podalangai Poriyal

Snake Gourd is one of my most favorite vegetable but For the past 5.5 years i hardly cooked 2 or 3 times,since am not able to find this vegetable here more often. But now getting this vegetable very fresh in our Indian Store and started cooking it once or twice in a month :) Recently i made Podalangai Kootu with Coconut n it was hit with my kids too. And few weeks back, i wanted to make poriyal/fry with this veg and made this simple recipe. For this Poriyal i used Dalia(pottukadali)-Sesame powder which gives nice flavor n texture to this fry and also i like to add some cooked chana dal or moong dal to this poriyal n added chana dal this time. This goes well with any variety rice,curd rice,sambar sadham,rasam etc. I even love it with dosa n chapathi also. We had with curd n Tamarind rice(blogged soon). Now to the recipe...

Ingredients
  1. Snake gourd   1lb or 2 cups (tightly packed)
  2. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Chana dal   3tbsp(cooked)
  4. Green chili     3no.(cut into two halves)
  5. Turmeric Powder     1/4 tsp or less
  6. Salt    to taste
  7. Hing/Perungayam   a pinch
  8. Water    1tbsp
To Temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Urad dal    1tsp
  4. Curry leaves    few
To dry roast n grind
  1. Sesame seeds(white)    2 tsp
  2. Dalia/Pottukadalai   1 tbsp
  3. Jeera/Cumin seeds    1tsp
  4. Curry leaves    few
Method
  • First wash and chop snake gourd to desired shape n sizes, i usually remove the seed-spongy center portion but my grand mom used to add it to the cooking. 
  • Heat a pan, dry roast sesame seeds,dalia,cumin seeds n curry leaves for 1-2 minute or till it turns light golden color nor brown.
  • Then heat oil in a kadai, add the tempering ingredients wait till it pop up and sprinkle hing n add onions n green chili and saute the onions until it turns translucent.
  • And add chopped snake gourd and turmeric powder,enough salt and stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • After that sprinkle little water and cook covered for 2-3 minutes or until it get cooked.
  • Now add cooked chana dal and give a gentle stir and lastly add the ground powder and mix it gently.
  • Add some chopped cilantro and turn off the stove.

Notes:
Addition of dalia-sesame powder is optional, if u don't like u can skip the last step.
After adding the powder, do not cook for long time, else the fry turns light bitter n also dalia will give a mushy texture to the fry.

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32 comments:

  1. Yummy poriyal.. perfect side dish.

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  2. i always love this veggie.. perfect with rasam rice..

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  3. One of my favorite poriyal...Even for me, its longtime since I made this....I can find only frozen snake gourd in an Indian store here...
    very tempting and looks delicious :)

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  4. Hi Sangeetha ,

    Poriyal Looks AAAwesome !!!!

    Perfectly made :)

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  5. Lovely poriyal. Love the pics a lot!

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  6. Looks nice and delicious poriyal.......

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  7. Yumm poriyal..

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  8. Yummy. I too do it the same way.

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  9. Yummy poriyal.. I do it similar way but sometime use Moong Dhal instead of bengal gram dhal

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  10. Healthy poriyal....love the addition of sesame n potukadalai...never tried using tat..sounds very delicious!

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  11. Looks lovely
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  12. One of my fav poriyal too.. I can have this poriyal with anything.

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  13. ma fav.. looks delicious and tempting
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  14. Picture looks excellent Sangeetha..love this poriyal

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  15. Looks good no great just like how Amma used to make it.

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  16. reminds me of my mum's cooking, something abt padwal and chana dal clicks so well to nmake a gr8 dish

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  17. Looks yumm, wud love to try the sesame powder next time I make this poriyal..

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  18. Love this poriyal!!!!Take care of your health....

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  19. this is my fav poriyal too dear...we dnt get good snake gourds here, i too miss these :) hope ur feeling better dear :)

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  20. Poriyal looks awesome. Hope you are feeling better dear.

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  21. Simple and yet so delicious!! Love the click ! Happy following you dear!

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  22. Great poriyal. I always love to eat with rasam sadam. Looks so yumm..Hope you are doing good sangee. Belated friedship day wishes...

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