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:

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

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

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  4. Healthy and delicious one....looks very yummy

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  5. 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.

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  6. Nice combo of ingredients.. very healthy one

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

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

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

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

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

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

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  15. Looking Yummy......fine combination.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  22. 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.

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

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

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

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

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