Snake gourd Raita / Snake gourd Pachadi / Pudalangai Pachadi

Snake gourd raita

Ingredients (Serves 5 – 6)

1. Snake gourd / padavalanga – 1 medium (Remove the middle portion and chop into small pieces)

2. Oil (coconut oil / mustard oil) – 1 tbsp

3. Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dried red chilly – 1, broken

4. Curry leaves – A few

Green chilies – 2, chopped

5. Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

6. Yoghurt, beaten – 1 cup or as required

7. Salt – To taste

8. Cilantro – 1 tbsp, chopped

Method

Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Splutter mustard seeds and then add cumin seeds and dried red chilli. Stir for a few seconds until cumin seeds splutter and then add turmeric powder. Stir for a few seconds and then add curry leaves, green chilly, chopped snake gourd and salt, to taste. Cover and cook over low heat, for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until done. Add beaten yoghurt. Mix well and switch off. Taste-check for salt. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with rice and other side-dishes.

Snake gourd Raita

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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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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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