Snakegourd / Pudalangai Poriyal

For this poriyal you need

1 - 2 Snakegourd / Pudalangai 
2 onions
4 tsp. of Moong Dal ( Soak in water for 30 mins.)
2 - 3 tsp. of Grated coconut
2 red chillies
A spring of curry leaves
1 tsp. of mustard and Urad dhal
Salt to taste
1 tsp. of oil


Wash and chop the Snakegourd lenghtwise removing the seeds inside.

Mix salt with the chopped snakegourd and keep it aside for 30 mins (You might see the water getting drained from it).

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard and urad dhal. When they stop spluttering add the curry leaves and red chillies to it.

Add the chopped onions and saute them well.

Now add the chopped snakegourd and the soaked moong dhal . Close the pan and allow it to cook in low flame.

We have already mixed salt to it. So need to add now. When the snakegourd gets well cooked add the coconut and mix it well.

Tasty Snake gourd poriyal is ready to taste.............

Serve it with rice.
Aruna Manikandan

I am a passionate cook and love to experiment various cuisines , in my kitchen. This blog is my humble attempt to register a copy of recipes that I learn and try . Feel free to experiment with my recipes and adjust accordingly to suit your taste and requirements.Hope you enjoy :)


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  1. Never heard of snakegourd before. Wonder this is available in Singapore. Sounds interesting.

  2. It's been a long time since I had this poriyal. I seldom get fresh snake gourd in the US :-(.

  3. nice one...i don't get fresh i hardly make it.

  4. i too make in same way but never add onion.sometimes i boil channa dal till one whistle and add it to the curry.Will try adding onions next time.

  5. I make ditto the same :) Love this,my all time favorite:)

  6. Nice recipe.. I never made Snake gourd with Onion, it is new to me!!
    Thanks for dropping by!
    You have a lovely space out there! Following you :)

  7. Hi aruna, poriyal looks yummy!!
    thanks for dropping in House of Spice :)
    u have a lovely blog in here, and following u.

  8. This sounds delicious!What a great recipe for snake gourd!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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