Monday, 11 November 2019

Potlakaya pesarapappu kura || snake gourd moong dal curry || pudalangai pasi paruppu poriyal

Hi friends, today's recipe is snake gourd moong dal curry || snake gourd curry || potlakaya pesarapappu curry(in Telugu) || padavlkayi palya(in Kannada)|| pudalangai pasi paruppu poriyal (in Tamil) || Padwal curry (in Hindi). It is popular South Indian lentil based snake gourd curry.This snake gourd curry is prepared adding soaked moong dal(pesarapappu) and fresh coconut , ginger spice mixture. It is very delicious and healthy curry that you can have with hot steamed rice or even with roti's and also it is very easy to prepare. This is dry version curry, we can prepare many recipes with snake gourd like snake gourd chutney, bajji, kottu, eguru and my favorite is stuffed snake gourd 😋. This curry is prepared without using onion and garlic so we can have it on fasting days with roti's happily (No Onion No Garlic). Snake gourds which i used today are small type and they are very tender, so i did not boiled it separately.

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Today i used homegrown small snake gourds, my owner uncle & aunty(Revathi Rajendran) are very down to earth and  friendly, they love gardening mainly veggies. Have banana, guava, mango plants, gongura(sorrel), some leafy veggies.  Flowers like jasmine, hibiscus, shanku puvvu(white), waiting for drumstick, tomatoes, turkey berries and chillies to grow 😍. They share all fruits, veggies and flowers with us. Today aunty gave 2 snake gourds(small), so i planned this delicious curry. Happy to share few gardening pics with you all :) 


Taking this healthy curry to Foodie Monday Blog Hop fb groups #220GourdsAreBeautiful theme. By this time you are all aware that i am part of this lovely group where we bloggers share recipe for theme suggested by a person in alphabetical order every week. This week theme is suggested by "Sujata Roy di"  who blogs at batterupwithsujata . We bloggers sharing different recipes using gourds like bitter gourd, ivy gourd, snake gourd, ridge gourd, bottle gourd. Many of us do not like these gourd recipes, but trust me we can prepare many tasty recipes with these gourds. Coming to Sujata di, she shares many traditional (Bengali cuisine) and authentic recipes. I can surely call her as "Sandesh Queen" as she prepare many sandesh varieties like sugar free pineapple sandeshhazelnut chocolate sandesh which i am planning to prepare. Do checkout her space..



Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2
Category : Curry
Recipe Cuisine:South Indian
Main ingredients : Snake gourd, moong dal
Author : Aruna SarasChandra



for grinding

fresh coconut - 1/4 cup
green chilli -1
ginger - 1 inch

for tempering

oil - 2 tsp
mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
curry leaves - 1 sprig
hing -  a pinch


Snake gourd (small) - 2
moong dal - 1/4 cup
turmeric powder -p 1 pinch
red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
salt as per taste
coriander leaves - 1 tsp(chopped)


1) Firstly wash and soak moong dal in water for 20 to 30 min so or 10 min in hot water.

2) Wash, peel snake gourd then deseed and cut it into pieces.

3) Heat oil in a pan then add mustard seeds when starts crackling then add cumin seeds, curry leaves and hing. Fry it well on medium flames then add chopped snake gourd,turmeric powder and salt, stir it and cook it for few minutes. Then add soaked moong dal to the above stir it , close the lid and cook it in low to medium flames till snake gourd and moong dal cook well.

4) Now coarsely grind fresh coconut, ginger, green chilli and pinch of coriander leaves.(** check tips)

5) Now add the above coarsely grinded mixture into curry along with red chilli powder, mix everything well and close the for 2 to 3 minutes.

Garnish curry with coriander seeds, that's it our snake gourd moong dal curry is ready to serve :) 


** Do not grind coconut mixture to smooth paste, just grind it coarsely. Are you can grate coconut, chilli and ginger and add it.

** If you are using large type snake gourd and they are not tender then boil it in water for 5 minutes or till it cooks by adding salt.

** You can also add 1/8 tsp of jeera/ cumin seeds while grinding.

** You can also skip adding moong dal or replace it with chana dal. (but i like adding moong dal ).

Hope these tips and pictures are useful to prepare this curry. Also check other related recipes just by clicking the link below pic..

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