Sunday 6 December 2015

Snake Gourd Poriyal / Snake gourd Stir Fry / புடலங்காய் பொரியல்

Snake gourd poriyal is easy to make and tasty stir fry variety with mild seasoning prepared in South Indian style! 

This snake gourd poriyal is a best accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd. 

Snake gourd is a low calorie vegetable with many nutritional properties. It is rich in dietary fibers and also contains protein, various vitamins and minerals. 

So, try to include this stir fry often in your menu and stay healthy & fit.


Snake gourd - 2, medium in length
Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
Split moong dhal - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp 

Salt - to taste
Grated coconut - 1 to 2 tbsp

For Seasoning:

Oil - 2 to 3 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - ½ tsp 
Red chillies - 2 to 3 (adjust according to your spice level) 
Curry leaves - 1 sprig


Wash the snake gourd and cut in the middle.  Take out the seed part and discard.   Cut into thin slices and keep aside.

Soak moong dhal in water for about for 20 to 30 minutes and keep aside.

Heat oil in a kadai; add all the ingredients under "For seasoning" one by one.

Once it crackles, add chopped onion and fry till onion becomes translucent.

Now add the sliced snake gourd, soaked moong dhal
(strain the water from moong dhal before cooking), salt and water (just to immerse the snake gourd).  Give it a mix.

Close a pan with lid and cook till the it becomes soft and water dries up.

Sprinkle grated coconut and give it a thorough mix; Snake gourd poriyal is now ready to serve!


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