Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PADAVALANGA KUZHAMBU CURRY(Quick n easy Snake gourd curry)


INGREDIENTS

Padavalanga/Snake gourd-------1 medium size
Red chilli powder------------------ 2 tsp (adjust to taste)
Grated coconut-------------------- 1/2 cup(grind to a smooth paste)
Cumin powder---------------------a pinch (optional)
Salt as needed

For Tempering

Oil------------------------------------1tsp
Mustard seeds---------------------1/2 tsp
Dried red chilli---------------------2
Small onion/shallots---------------3 sliced
Curry leaves-----------------------1 sprig

METHOD

  1. Scrape and clean the Snake gourd and cut in to small cubes.
  2. Cook the cut pieces with needed salt, water and chilly powder.
  3. Add ground coconut to it. 
  4. Sprinkle cumin powder to it.
  5. Now do the tempering . For this, heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds,dried red chilli and curry leaves.Then saute the onion slightly.
  6. Pour the tempering to the curry.
  7. Serve hot with rice or chapathi.
Note: The curry should be thick.So don't add too much water.


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