Sunday, December 11, 2011

Potlakaaya Pala Pappu Koora/Snake Gourd Milk Lentil Curry

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Snake gourd is also known as Potlakaaya or Podalanga or Padwal or Chichinga.Its a tropical fruit and grows in a creeper.Its extensively used in Asian cuisines.It adds great flavor to any meal and I love cooking with it quite often.

Ingredients
1/4 cup split yellow moong dal
1 1/2 cups chopped gourd(scrape the skin off and seeds off)
1/2 cup onion chopped
3 tbsp shredded coconut
Milk low fat as per taste
2 tsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste

Tempering
1 sprig fresh curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard and cumin seeds each
4 green chillies chopped
2 tsp oil

Method
Pressure cook the dal in 3 cups water.It should yield 2 cups cooked dal.Heat oil in a pan add mustard and cumin seeds when it splutters add curry leaves,green chillies and set aside the tempering.Heat oil add onions and salt,when the onions are well cooked add the chopped gourd,coconut and stir cook for 3 mins then add the cooked dal and bring to a boil,add milk and cilantro leaves and finish cooking.Add the set aside tempering and mix to blend well.Goes well with plantain fry.

21 comments:

Gayu said...

One of my favorite curry with hot fluffy Roti's..

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Anonymous said...

delicious and yummy gravy.
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Umm Mymoonah said...

I love your style of dhal preparation, simple, comfort and healthy.

Reva said...

Yummy curry..:) Love to have it with some hot rice..:))
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Suja said...

Flavorful and yummy curry...nice one

Rachana said...

Love the colour of this curry. Would be perfect with hot rotis :.-)

Kaveri said...

A yummy curry..Looks good.

Sayantani said...

lentil with snake gourds is new to me. but love the way the spices are combined. looks very delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely recipe...love the ingredients used and looks so yummy:)

Jay said...

looks toooooooo delicious..;P
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Ambreen said...

Interesting recipe, looks fabulous & yummy!

ANU said...

awesome curry dear....

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Priya said...

Super delicious curry,i can have them with a bowl of rice.

Julie said...

lovely yummmmy preparation..
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Priti said...

Comfort food ....looks yum

Swathi said...

We some what similar curry this one delicious and healthy.

Loveforfood said...

i love that.

Mama's World said...

Something different!!! Nice!!!
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divya said...

wow...iam drooling here so tempting....

Athisaya Divya said...

That bowl looks so comforting and should taste great with some rice.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...such a tempting dish n so healthy....bookmarking it !

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