Snake Gourd masala
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Author tamrapalli Yield No Value
Published Apr 12, 2008 Cooking Time 20 Minutes
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Snake Gourd Standing Time 20 Minutes
Description: Snake gourd masala is a simple south Indian side dish. Snake gourd or Podalangai or Potlakaya and channa dal (lentil) seasoned with aromatic Indian spices

Recipe of Snake Gourd masala

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Salt To Taste
Curry Leaves(chopped) few
Green Chillies few
Hing(optional) Pinch
Turmeric 1/2 Teaspoons
Onion(chopped) 1/2 Cup
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Mustard Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Red Chilli few
Chana Dal 1/2 Cup
Snake Gourd 1 Large
Gun Powder 1 Tablespoons


1. Slit open the snake gourd & remove the seeds.Cut it into small pieces.
 2.Along with this boil chana dal till its partially cooked.After its half-cooked add snake gourd & pinch of salt.Allow it to boil till the gourd is tender & cooked.
 3. On the other side,take a non stick pan & put oil in it.When it is hot add red chillies,mustard seeds,cumin seeds & onions.Add turmeric,hing(optional),green chillies,chopped curry leaves & saute all well.
 4.Once chana & gourd mixture is 3/4 cooked add it to the tempering in the pan . Toss it till remaining water evaporates.Once it becomes a dry mixture add the gunpowder of your choice . (Note:-Chana dal shouldnot get mashed during the boiling process & any excess of water in the mixture should be strained out before adding to the tempering)
 5. Toss the mixture well.Add salt (if required) 6.Serve it with rotis/rice.

Recipe Tips

Gun Powder recipe is available in the previously posted video.
Posted Apr 12, 2008

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sobhamuraly Sep 15, 2010
This of course is a wonderfull dish. I know different types of snake gourd dishes of Kerala style. Please let me know how to communicate this with you. I posted a sample dish in your site but didn't appear

Rama Hariharan Mar 25, 2010
I hated snake gourd previously. But, after watching, I tried the recipe and found it to be tongue tickling and tasty. Now I prepare the recipe often. Thanks. RAMA

Nair May 8, 2008
Lot of interruptions in audio & video so i could not watch

Supriya Apr 23, 2008
Dear Vah Chef,
I recently stumbled upon one of your videos on youtube and then landed on your website. Since then its been a nonstop marathon of watching your videos. Not only are your recipes wonderful, but you are quite entertaining in your videos. You are a talented Chef!!
Special thanks for posting the videos of age old traditional recipes that can only be found in andhra homes. It helps our generation women to try and make them and also carry them forward to next generations.
Thanks again and keep up the great work!!


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