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Padavalanga Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry/ Snake Gourd Prawns Curry



Padavalanga Chemmeen Varutharacha Curry/ Snake Gourd Prawns Curry

Padavalanga/ snake gourd is a very common vegetable in Kerala. Padavalanga was always grown in our backyard at home and mom always made different kinds of recipes with snake gourd. It is a healthy vegetable and is used in recipes like aviyal, sambar,theeyal etc. I already posted a parippu recipe and a thoran with snake gourd. Combination of prawns and snake gourd is also super yummy. Try this,you will surely love it.

Ingredients
Prawns- 250 grams
Padavalanga/snake gourd- 1 medium
Green chilly-1
Tomato-1 medium
Ginger chopped- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

To roast and grind
Coconut-1 cup 
Pearl onions-5-6
Fenugreek seeds - a few
Chilly powder-  1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp

mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Pearl onion sliced-1
curry leaves
oil
 



Clean prawns and set aside. Thinly slice shallots and ginger.
Gently scrap the snake gourd.Cut lengthwise and remove the white layer and seeds.Chop padavalanga  into one inch thick cubes.
Pour one tsp of oil to the pan and add coconut, sliced shallots and fenugreek seeds. Roast this in medium heat till it turns brown. Add chilly powder,coriander powder and slightly roast it along with the coconut. When it cools down blend into a fine paste.

In a pot add the cubed snake gourd,turmeric powder, sliced chilly,chopped ginger and salt. Add half cup of water, cover and cook till it is half done.Next add the prawns and chopped tomato cover and cook for three to four minutes. Add the roasted coconut paste and mix. Adjust consistency by adding enough water. Simmer in low flame for two minutes and switch off the flame.

In another pan add mustard seeds and when they crackle add one sliced pearl onion and  curry leaves. When it becomes crispy pour over the curry.Serve with rice.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!
 

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