August 2, 2010

Potlakaya Kandipappu Vepudu ~ Snake Gourd And Yellow Lentil Stir Fry

Potlakaya Kandipappu Vepudu ~ Snake Gourd and Yellow Lentil Stir Fry

Ingredients :

Snake gourd pieces : 2 cups
Handful of yellow lentil (Toor Dal)
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Red Chillies : 1
Red Chilli Powder : 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
Sugar : 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Salt to taste
Oil : 1 tbsp

Method :

Put the yellow lentil in a pressure cooker and sprinkle very little water and cook till 3 whistles. Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure go off. Heat oil in a wide vessel and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves and red chillies and stir for another few seconds. Now add the snake gourd pieces, salt and turmeric powder. Mix very well, cover with a lid. Let it cook completely. When it's done, add the cooked lentil, red chilli powder and sugar. And cook for two minutes and serve hot with roti or steamed rice with dollop of ghee.


  1. Nic recipe dear....I love snake gourd...and this recipe simply looks awesome!

  2. lovely hari chandana... i too cook often snake gourd.. yours is different but delicious..

  3. Love the snack gourd fry dear! really luks yummy!

  4. Wonderful dish and lovely click

  5. Potlakaya recipe chala bavundhi,chandana,

  6. Nice ecipe.Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  7. I'm fond of snake gourd and the fry is very appetizing!

  8. Looks delicious ...long time had this

  9. naku potlakaya anthe chala istam ...miru chesina kura chala bagundi ...thanks for sharing


  10. Oh, YUM! I love snake gourd and your dish looks amazingly delicious!

  11. I have heard of snake gourd and chana dal combo, adding toor dal is new to me. Nice healthy dish with fiber and protein.

  12. I love concoctions like these..dal and vegetables.I haven't cooked with snake gourd yet..hehe,can you believe it..yup,I am weird that way!!

  13. I loved this recipe , simple and helthy

  14. Wow chandana kura chala baagundhi.Nenu eppudu cook cheyyaledhu.Nenu mee recipe minapa sunniundalu try chesaanu baaaga vacchayi.Naa blog lo post chesaanu meeku veelu aithe choodandhi.

  15. very tasty side dish...healthy and nutritious too!

  16. Healthy choice. Must be delicious and yummy!!

  17. I like snake gourd, its versatile and can be used in variety of dishes. I love the name you call it :) we call it padavalanga in malayalam or paddele in konkani :)


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