Friday, 21 June 2013

Snake Gourd & Milk Curry - Pudalangai Paal Curry

Serves 4
I found this fresh snake gourd at the Asian store and couldn't resist buying it. But once I got home,I had a tough time settling on what dish to prepare with it. Found this recipe in a magazine and it was surprisingly tasty when prepared.Though the recipes calls for Dhal ,it only makes it creamier and doesn't taste like a regular Dhal dish.Makes a great side for rice and rotis. I'm still trying to figure out why,but when I cooked this the smell strongly reminded me of 'saravan bhavan' :)


























You'll Need:
Snake Gourd - 250 g ( 1/2 a long one)
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Boiled Milk - 1 cup
Onion - 1 big (finely chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ural dal - 1 tsp
Ghee - 3 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
salt as needed
To Roast and Grind in 1 tsp of oil :
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green Chilli - 2 -3
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp

Method:
-Clean the Snake Gourd and scrape the skin slightly. Cut into half lengthwise and remove the seeds.Chop into medium size pieces.
-Soak the moong dal for 30 minutes in water.
-To a pressure cooker, add the moong dal, snake gourd,3/4 cup water,little salt and cook for 1 whistle on high and simmer for 5 minutes.
-To a pan add one tsp of oil,when it heats up add the urad dal and cumin and saute until the urad dal slightly browns.Then add the green chiili and coconut and saute for 3-4 minutes on a low flame,until the coconut is slightly browned.Let it cool .Grind to a fine paste ,adding little water.
-To a pan add the ghee and when it heats up splutter the curry leaves,cumin and mustard seeds.Add the chopped onion and saute until they turn slightly brown.
-Add the cooked Dhal and Snake gourd mixture and mix well.Next add the ground paste and mix well.
-Add the boiled milk,mix well and check for salt.Add salt if needed.Check for the consistency, if you want it to be more thin add some water.
-Let the mixture simmer for 4 -5 minutes . Done !




Thanks for stopping by ! Happy Cooking !

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38 comments:

  1. Snake gourd, ghee and milk that sounds like a really interesting combination.

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  2. I didn't tried with milk in curry, sure I am going to try this one.

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  3. Interesting combo.. Love your curry..

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  4. Wow milk is a new addition!! I think even coconut milk would work right?
    Pudalangai Paal Curry looks perfect, love the creamier texture and the color!Would be great with rice and papad! Also nice clicks.
    Will try this soon, Reni!

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    1. Thanks Pavithra ! I was also thinking of trying it with coconut milk next time :)

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  5. simple and tempting curry..I too make in a similar way..

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  6. Sounds great Reni. The curry looks so creamy. May be I can pack it for the Techie's lunch as a side for chappathis. I somehow don't but snake gourd that much here though it used to be a fav of mine. Must get it next time :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Priya ! I never used to like snake gourds previously :=) It's only recently that I'm developing an interest in healthy vegetables,guess that's a sign of growing old ;)

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  7. sounds interesting Reni.. i wud like to make this...

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  8. We get plenty of gourds over here with the different varieties. The curry is really inviting and love the play of spices inside. Its really a great pairing with rice. I have dined in Saravan Bhavan quite a number of times which serves similar types of curries and that probably says why it reminded you of the eatery.

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    1. Thanks a lot Nava !True,might be that's reason for me linking it to saravana bhavan :)

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  9. Looks so delecious reni, wud luv to have it with parathas. Can you kindly remove word verification tool reni, it wud make us much easier to comment on your posts?

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    1. Thanks a lot Arthy ! And thanks again for mentioning about the word verification,I never that I had turned it on

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  10. Interesting recipe.. Never thought of curry with milk... Will try this Reni :-)

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  11. that is one soothing curry with flavors of coconut

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  12. Wow.. That looks very yummy.. And u shud b really happy.. Ppl try hard to bring in HSB smell and here u have done it :) Kudos !!

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    1. Thanks Chitz ! thanks for the kind comment,Yes dear I was really happy :)

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  13. perfect for rice!!! really yumm...

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  14. Looks yummy..first time here and happy to follow this lovely blog..
    do visit mine Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by !

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    1. Thanks a lot for stopping by !

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  16. i have been preparing snake gourd with milk for a while, next i tried with yogurt, both tastes awesome. This is simply superb.

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    1. Thanks dear ! I'll try it with yogurt next time :)

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  17. Looks very interesting!! And your pics are completely droolworthy!!

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  18. Hi.. glad I found this recipe. I tried it today and had to substitute with coconut milk as I ran out of coconut. It turned out rich and creamy n both DH n I loved it! Will bookmark it for future reference. Thanks

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