Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Padavalanga Parippu Thoran



Padavalanga Parippu Thoran

Padavalanga/ snake gourd is common vegetable in Kerala. Back home it was always grown in the backyard garden and mom makes many endless varieties of curries with this veggie. Here I rarely find fresh padavalanga. So when I got some fresh ones I made this padavalanga kadalaparippu thoran.Thoran is a simple and easy side dish which goes well with rice. It is  stir fry recipe of vegetables with coconut.

Ingredients
Padavalanga/snake gourd- 3 cups chopped
Kadala parippu/split channa dal cooked - 3/4 cup
Onion- medium finely chopped
Coconut- 1/2 cup
Green chilly-3-4
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Cumin - 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- a pinch
Garlic - 2 pods
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves- 2 springs
salt to taste
Coconut oil- 2 tbs

 

Cook kadala or gram until it becomes soft but not mushy and keep it aside.
Chop the padavalanga/snake gourd into small pieces.
In a food processor lightly crush coconut, cumin, red chilly powder( or red chilly)and garlic and keep aside.
Cook padavalanga along with salt and chopped green chilly till it is soft. Sprinkle only 2-3 tbs of water. The snake gourd contains lots of moisture so it will get cooked.
In a separate pan add mustard seeds and when it splutters add chopped onion and curry leaves. Add the cooked vegetable and the coconut mixture and saute for two minutes in high flames till it is dry.
Serve with rice.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!

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