Usually Pudalangaai(snakegourd) r prepared with dals as curries r else as Gravies with dals, this narrow, soft-skinned fruit can reach 150 cm long.It is most popular in the cuisine of South Asia. The shoots, tendrils, and leaves are also eaten as greens.It is known as potlakaaya in Telugu, pathola in Sinhala, pudalankaai in Tamil, paduvalakaayi in Kannada and padavalanga in Malayalam.While making curries, for vegetarian version i always used to prepare them with grated coconuts, for non vegetarian version i used to do with prawns r else with eggs, here i did this dish with boiled eggs..goes awesome with sambar r rasam..
1no onion chopped
2nos green chillies slit opened
1/4cup split green grams
1/4tsp Mustard seeds
1/4tsp Urad dal
2nos Boiled eggs
5nos curry leaves
Soak split green gram in cold water for 10 minutes..finely chop the snakegourd, remove the seeds as well as peel the skin..
Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds n urad dal n let them splutters, add the chopped onion n split opened green chillies n stir them continously until the onions turns transculent, add the finely chopped snakegourd pieces, soaked split green gram, curry leaves with enough salt n cook them for a while, add water a bit n close with lid n keep in simmer..
Once the veggies r cooked, cut the boiled eggs into small cubes n toss gentlely to get well mixed with the already cooked vegetables.
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