Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Podalangai Koottu (Snake Gourd Curry)

Podalangai Koottu (Podaval koottu)
  • Podalangai................................1
  • Chana Dhal................................2tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder.......................1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili....................................2
  • Cumin Seeds..............................1tsp
  • Grated Coconut..........................1 cup

Podalanka Koottu with snake gourd and coconut
Podankai koottu
Method

  • Cut the podalangai into small pieces.
  • Boil the water and add the pieces, turmeric powder, chana dhal and salt.
  • Grind the coconut , chili, and cumin seeds into fine paste.
  • When the vegetable is cooked add the paste,
  • Mix well. Heat  pan with oil add mustard seeds, urad dhal and curry leaves,
  • When the dhal becomes red add to the curry.(Can add 2tbsp grated coconut  for frying, This is optional ).
  • This is a side dish for chapathi, sambar/rasam rice.