Monday, September 10, 2012

Snakegourd & Green Gram Curry

I try to include lentils and dals twice a week in our menu either as curries,sundals or else as dal based dosas. When i saw the themes for this 20th edition of blogging marathon, i went immediately to two interesting themes for the first two weeks eventhough my themes for third and fourth weeks are also gonna be very interesting this themes.For the first week, i choosed cooking with onions and this week's theme is gonna be delicious dals, the main aim of this week's theme is to showcase a dal or lentils. My today's post, i choosed whole green grams and cooked along with snakegourd. This curry goes excellent as side dish for rotis or with a bowl of hot steaming rice and papads. Simply loved this healthy,nutritious and wholesome curry with our rotis for our dinner yesterday. Check out the other marathoners running this 20th edition of blogging marathon here.



2cups Snakegourd (chopped)
1cup Greengram (pressure cooked)
1tsp Ginger-garlic paste
1tsp Pav bhaji masala
1tsp Coriander powder
1no Onion (big & chopped)
Few curryleaves
1tsp Mustard,cumin seeds & urad dal
2nos Dry red chillies
Salt
Oil

To grind:
1/4cup Grated coconut
1tbsp Fennel seeds

Heat oil in a kadai, fry the mustard seeds,urad dal,cumin seeds and dry red chillies until they turns brown, now add the finely chopped onions,curry leaves and ginger garlic paste,cook until raw smell goes away as well as the veggies get well cooked.

Add the snakegourd to the veggies,saute for few minutes.

Meanwhile grind the coconut and fennel seeds in a blender as fine paste with enough water.

Add the already cooked moongdal to the veggies with cooked water, also add the pav bhaji masala,coriander powder,bring them to boil.

Once the curry starts boiling,add the grounded spices to it and cook with lid closed until the snakegourd gets cooked well stir them occasionally.

Put off the stove. Serve hot with rotis or rice.

40 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

love it..

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

Best curry as always....
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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

This curry looks so delicious..I will have to substitute snake gourd with some other vegetable because we don't get that here.

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy curry...will try this combo..
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Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

wow, u made me drool.. new combo to me. sounds healthy :)

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious one....looks very yummy

PT said... Reply To This Comment

one of my fav combo :)

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Just had snake gourd curry with coconut. Wish I had seen this earlier. Always want to make something different with some of these veggies. Next time. Bookmarking for now.

Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and delicious combo Priya :)
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A Kamalika Krishmy said... Reply To This Comment

Nice combo of ingredients.. very healthy one

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Reply To This Comment

love the combo Priya. healthy one.

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Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

we make podalanga as a kootu with coconut.. never made like a masala based dish.. very inviting.. looking forward to more dal based dishes

Shanavi said... Reply To This Comment

Mom often makes this simple curry with peerkangai...love it.Can I jump in for dinner?

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

I usually make snake gourd curd chutney/raita and snake gourd dal. Now I have one more recipe to try with this vegetable. Thanks for the recipe.

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Flavourful and yummy curry

Maayeka said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy curry..I have never tried this combo..loved this..

divya said... Reply To This Comment

Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

tamilsasikitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy yummy combo dear...

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Kootu looks inviting,wish to have with hot rice with ghee....

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Nice variation, using pav bhaji masala is new to me.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I am bookmarking this. The girls will love it because it has pav bhaji masala but i as it get veggies in them.
Thanks

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rajani said... Reply To This Comment

Nice one. I am sure its tastes great with rotis and with rice too.

manju nardas said... Reply To This Comment

Looking Yummy......fine combination.

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The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

i m hungry again looking at the bowl...looks super tasty

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

delicious

Jayanthi said... Reply To This Comment

looks amazing Priya...nice way to cook snakegourd, its something new to me. Bookmarking it.

GEETHA ACHAL said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tempting...Perfect with hot rice and ghee...

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Ah! hot rice and a bowl of this curry will wake up minds and warm up hearts...

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

i love this combo, comfort meal with rice...loved your version too!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

wow healthy and yummy curry...

Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

I make this with Toori(ridge gourd)
Lovely colour..looks so inviting.

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya I ike the way u mix and match the spices..lovey dish..let me tell u we have fallen for u r tindli recipe with sambar pwd..its a must ..every week.

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy , delicious and flavorful.. Love it..

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Indulge said... Reply To This Comment

we make this dal with lauki. will try zucchini and update you.
Love Ash.

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

We make kootu with snake guard , moong dhal and cocnut. Nest time will try your version. sounds yum.

PJ said... Reply To This Comment

We prepare a similar kootu.This version sounds delicious and healthy

Srivalli Jetti said... Reply To This Comment

Such a healthy Dal!

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

That is an interesting way to use the gourd.healthy!!1

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy wealthy recipe

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this is a must try curry