VegetarianVegetarian CurriesSnake Gourd Koottu by punithaletchmunnan September 9, 2005 written by punithaletchmunnan September 9, 2005 Snake gourd(Padavalanga) and channa dhal(Kadalaparippu) curry Print Recipe Votes: 14 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsChanna Dhal(Kadalaparippu) - 1 cupCastor oil(Vilakenna) - 2 tbspTurmeric powder - 1/2 tspSnake gourd(chopped, Padavalanga) - 1/2 ofSalt(As reqd) -Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tbspGreen chillies - 4 nosSmall onions(Kunjulli) - 5 nosGarlic pods - 4 nosGrated Coconut - 3 tbsp For seasoning:-Mustard seeds - 1 tspCurry leaves - 10 nosTomato - 1 no Cuisine Kerala Prep Time 30 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial IngredientsChanna Dhal(Kadalaparippu) - 1 cupCastor oil(Vilakenna) - 2 tbspTurmeric powder - 1/2 tspSnake gourd(chopped, Padavalanga) - 1/2 ofSalt(As reqd) -Cumin seeds(Jeerakam) - 1 tbspGreen chillies - 4 nosSmall onions(Kunjulli) - 5 nosGarlic pods - 4 nosGrated Coconut - 3 tbsp For seasoning:-Mustard seeds - 1 tspCurry leaves - 10 nosTomato - 1 no Votes: 14 Rating: 4 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Soak Channa dhall for 1 hour. Cook it with castor oil, turmeric powder and salt. When the bengal gram is half cooked, add snake gourd. Cook, until the gram and snake gourd is fully cooked. Heat oil in a pan or a kadai. Fry cumin seeds, green chillies, small onions, garlic and coconut, till it turns brown. Grind them nicely without adding water. Add the above paste into the Bengal gram mixture and cook for another 3 mins. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves and tomato and saute for a while. Add it to the Bengal gram mixture and mix well. :- Serve with rice or parotta. :- This koottu must be thick. Share this Recipe DinnerEasyLunchNaadanSidedish 14 comments 0FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail punithaletchmunnanRelated Posts Mushroom Fry Kerala Sambar Easy Mushroom Masala Easy Kerala Appam – Traditional Kadala Curry Kerala Style Green Peas Curry – Kerala Style14 comments Zeke July 6, 2006 - 12:00 amWell…what can I say! not everything goes well with ur taste buds!! Reply Meera April 19, 2006 - 12:00 amI just got married and `am picking up some recipes from this site.They look good.Thanks. Reply arshu May 31, 2009 - 11:19 pm really turned out well…thanx Reply mayu November 23, 2007 - 12:00 amIt is a very newone and its preparation is also simple i wil try it Reply Savitha March 25, 2012 - 5:04 amVery nice recipe..came out well..thank you Reply Kanimozhi January 16, 2008 - 12:00 amI tried this out, it really tastes yummy yummy, really good. Reply bds July 23, 2006 - 12:00 amIt came out real well! gonna prepare it again today 🙂 Reply L Chandar September 16, 2006 - 12:00 amA very different way of cooking the vegetable. It tastes very good and goes great with rotis. I reduced the quantity of coconut and increased the onions and used sunflower oil instead of castor oil. The dish turned out great. Will make it often. Thanks! Reply shrekha August 7, 2006 - 12:00 amgood,simple,economical and delicious recipe. worth trying !!(castor oil helps to reduce body heat. nothing harm in using them in cooking. In fact i use them frequently for cooking all types of lentils.) Reply Shalini Menon February 2, 2006 - 12:00 amVery good indeed. Thanks. But I was not sure of Castor oil. So used the til oil instead. Castor oil is also used for constipation patients to clean stomach. So was scared to use it. Please clarify. Reply harish October 11, 2005 - 12:00 amThis is one of my favourite dish now. I dont like to eat vegetables but when i cooked this dish i didn`t realise that i am eating a whole snakegourd. Its was very tasty and healthy too. Reply jeniffer September 20, 2005 - 12:00 amThis dish taste like my mum back home…Thanks alot…u remind my mum`s cooking Reply sushma September 9, 2005 - 12:00 amThis dish came out well. Its smells good as well as the taste. Everyone at home liked it. Thanks for the great recipe. Reply indie pritt September 9, 2005 - 12:00 amVery nice. My Husband liked it very much.Thanks for the recipe Reply Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyRemember my details in this browser for the next time to post comment.