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 amp; 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.