Saturday, October 16, 2010

Podalangai Kootu / Dal with Snake Gourd

I very rarely buy or cook, Podalangai / Snake gourd. But after trying out Podalangai Kootu, it has become frequent at home. Its Such a simple recipe to try out. it tastes great too. Normally Podalankaai Kootu is cooked with Chana dal. But this kootu is with Moong Dal.



Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1 cup
Snake Gourd / Podalankai - 2 (medium sized)
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cumin - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Turmeric Powder - a pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp

Snake Gourd Dal


Dry Roast the Moong Dal for 3 minutes. and Pressure Cook the dal with half cup of water for upto 3 or 4 whistles.

Wash, de-seed and Chop the Snake Gourd finely.

In a Kadaai, dry roast the cumin seeds, red chilli's and pepper. Grind the roasted ingredients along with grated coconut and little water.

Heat a Pan, and add a tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, curry leaves and fry the chopped snake gourd, till they are fully cooked, it may take upto 4 minutes to cook. after the podalankaai / snake gourd is cooked add the cooked dal and mix well. and add the grinded coconut mix , a pinch turmeric powder, salt to taste and a cup of water and let the mix boil for few minutes.

Podalangai Kootu

Switch off the flame and serve hot for Rice.


  1. I love dal witht ehis vegg, my favourite when mom made this combo, how i wish i would get this veggie here asmy daughter also love them.
    Looks so so good.

  2. hoooo yummy dish :) wanna try this

  3. kootu looks delicious,adding grated carrot sounds new to me. nice click.

  4. Podalangai adds a great flavor to the kootu,looks delicious and a nice click.

    Pushpa @

  5. I love podalanga a lot. I dont think we get them here. You have made such a delicious kootu all i need is rasam to go with it. looks so yummy.

  6. looks very beautiful and delicious!

  7. Kootu looks very tempting. I too make this kootu with tuvar dal and a hit always,has health benefits too.

  8. Delicious looking with pickles and papads..

  9. Welcome back with ur delicious curry...beautifully presented

  10. I make a similar one but I do not roast the dal.Guess it gives roasted aroma. will try next time.

  11. Simple and straightforward recipe.
    Tastes great!


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