Padavalanga Parippu Thoran (Snake gourd and toor dal thoran)

Padavalanga parippu thoran

Padavalanga Parippu Thoran

Ingredients (Serves 6)

A simple, healthy and yummy side-dish for rice..

1. Toor dal / thuvara parippu – 1/3 cup (Soaked in enough water for at least 8 hrs)

2. Padavalanga/ snake gourd – 2 small, chopped

    Onion – 1/3 cup, chopped

3. Coconut oil – 2 – 3 tsp

4. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

    Dried red chilies –2, broken

5. Grated coconut – 3/4 cup

    Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp

    Garlic – 2 small

   Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

   Green chilies – 2 – 3

   Curry leaves – 1 sprig

6. Salt – to taste


1. Combine the grated coconut with turmeric powder, crushed garlic, cumin seeds and green chilies.

2. Heat coconut oil in a cheena chatti at medium-high heat. Splutter mustard seeds and fry dried red chilies. Add the toor dal, padavalanga, chopped onion, coconut mixture, curry leaves and salt. Mix well. Bring everything to the center and press with a spatula. Cover and cook for 8 – 10 minutes at low heat,  stirring once or twice in between. You can sprinkle 1 – 2 tbsp water, if required. Switch off when its done. Serve the delicious padavalanga parippu thoran with rice and other side-dishes.


Padavalanga parippu thoran

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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