Sunday, February 10, 2013

Padavalanga Thoran / Snake Gourd Stir fry

Padavalanga Thoran / Snake Gourd Stir fry
1 medium Snake gourd/ Padavalenga
6-7 shallots/cheru ulli sliced
1 teaspoon ginger finely chopped
1 teaspoon crushed dry red chilli
½ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
2 Tablespoon coconut oil
5-6 curry leaves
1 Tablespoon grated coconut
  • Slit open the snake gourd and remove the seeds from inside.
  • Wash it well and slice into thin semicircles.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a nonstick frying pan.
  • Splutter the mustard seeds in the hot oil.
  • Reduce the flame and add the crushed dry red chilies and fry a second or two. Take care not to burn the chilies.
  • Now add the shallots, ginger and curry leaves .Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until the shallots start to brown slightly.
  • Add the sliced snake gourd and turmeric powder. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Add salt and cover and cook for 7-8 minutes or until the snake gourd gets cooked.
  • Switch off the flame and add the grated coconut. Mix well and serve as a side dish with rice.


  1. I tried this recipe yesterday and I really liked it because it tasted as good as in restaurant. I will cook this recipe again soon for my family. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your feedback. Happy to hear that you liked it.


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