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Monday, November 7, 2016

Potlakaya Koora - Snake gourd curry - Pudalangai poriyal

Potlakaya Koora is a Healthy & yummy Curry. Snake Gourd is Cooked till soft, then Ground Ginger,Green chillies & coconut Paste is added over it & cooked chanadal is also added for additional taste  to the curry. Snake Gourd has large Amount of water content & loaded with abundant  fibers, proteins, vitamins A, B and C in addition to it, it includes minerals like manganese, potassium, iron and iodine.This curry is No onion No Garlic Curry. I am a big fan of this curry. Now we will learn to make this simple stir fry.


Snake Gourd/Potlakaya - 2 cups or (2 medium sized).
Chanadal - 1 tbsp.
salt - to taste.
Green chillies - 1.
Ginger - 1/4 inch.

To Temper

Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp.
curry leaves - 1 sprig.
Red chillies - 2.


  • Cook the chanadal till soft, with needed water.you can pressure cook the dal or cook it directly in a kadai.
  • Grind  Red chillies + Ginger + salt(adjust) into a paste(without adding water).

  • Heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add cumin seeds, when it sizzles add curry leaves,then add  Broken Red chillies,
  • When chillies turns light Golden brown colour,add Chopped Snake Gourd & little salt. Saute Potlakaya(snake Gourd)  in high flame for 2 - 3 minutes.

  • Then sim the stove & cook it covered till soft.(stir now & then).
  • When snake Gourd is soft, add  Ground Coconut & cooked chana dal.

  • Stir till everything combines well.

  • Adding Ginger gives nice taste to Potlakaya.


Rapabi said...

Being a vysya love our cooking and also wanted to start a blog bit never got to it. Awesome job and happy you started it. Love all your recipes. Thanks for sharing. Stay blessed.