Thursday, July 24, 2008
Snake Gourd -Lentil curry. (Pudalangai koottu)
Snake gourd- 1 lb
onion - 1
muctard - 1/2tsp
oil- 1 tsp
shredded coconut - 2 tbsp
green gram dhal - 2 tbsp
water - 2 cups
salt - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - 1 brig
cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp.
Wash and soak the green gram dhal in water for 1/2 an hour.
Chop the onions.
Scrub the snake-gourd to remove skin and cut it in to small pieces.
Add water to a lidded pan and put soaked dhal, snake-gourd and onions.
Cook them closed, till the lentils are completely cooked.
Grind the coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds into a fine paste.
Add the mixture to the boiled vegetables. and mix well.
Heat a frying pan with 1 tsp oil.
Add mustard seeds and after hearing the popping sound put curry leaves .
Mix this to the boiled vegetables and mix well in medium heat for 2 minutes.
Serves 4 people.
Can be served as side dish for Tamarind Kara kulambu or sambar.