Pudalankai (Snakegourd) Kootu

Ingredients

  • Pudalankai – 1
  • Green Gram Dhal – 1/2 cup
  • Onion – 1 small
  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoon
  • Jeera – 1 teaspoon
  • Rice – 1 teaspoon
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Directions

  1. Cut the pudalankai lengthwise and remove the seeds and inner white parts. Chop it into small pieces.
  2. Cook green gram dhal along with a pinch of turmeric powder till it is soft.
  3. Put the pudalankai pieces in a thick bottomed vessel. Pour water just to cover the vegetable. Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt. Cook on medium flame till the vegetable is soft.
  4. Meantime, grind coconut gratings, rice and jeera together to a fine paste.
  5. When the vegetablel is soft, add the cooked dhal and the coconut paste and mix well. Allow to boil for five to six minutes on a low flame.
  6. Season it with mustard, onion chopped finely and curry leaves.

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