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Snake Gourd Kootu | Pudalangai Kootu Recipe

Snake Gourd Kootu

I already have recipe for pudalangai poriyal. Now I wanted to share pudalangai kootu which I used to make using channa dal. This recipe is so simple to make and the also tastes delicious. If interested check out my pudalangai poriyal by clicking the link below... Also please let me know how it turned out for you...
Pudalangai Poriyal

Pudalangai Kootu Recipe

Snake gourd Kootu
Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 15 mins | Serves: 3


Snake gourd - 1
Channa dal / Kadala Paruppu - a fistful
Onion - 1
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tblspn

To grind:

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 5
Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp


In a pressure cooker, take finely chopped snake gourd, channa dal and salt. Cook for 2 whistles.

In a blender, take coconut, cumin, turmeric, chilli powder and garlic. Blend to a smooth paste.

Heat little oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds. When mustard starts to splutter, add finely chopped onion and curry leaves.

Once onion turns translucent, add the cooked snake gourd. Sauté for 30 seconds.

Add in the ground paste and little salt as we have added already while cooking snake gourd. Cook for 5 mins. Switch off the flame.

Serve with rice.

Ingredients for snake gourd kootu
Keep all your ingredients ready
scrap the skin
Scrap the skin of snake gourd
deseed and cut them
Deseed and chop them into small pieces
pressure cook for 2 whistles
Take chopped snake gourd, channa dal and little water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 2 whistles
cooked snake gourd
Once pressure subsides, discard excess water. Keep it aside
coconut paste
In a blender, add coconut, chilli powder, turmeric, garlic and grind it to a smooth paste
crackle mustards
Heat little oil and crackle some mustard seeds
onion, curry leaves
Add in chopped onion and curry leaves. Stir till onion turns soft
add cooked snake gourd
Now, add in cooked snake gourd dal and saute for few seconds
coconut paste added
Add in ground paste to this
salt added
and little salt. Mix everything and cook for 3 to 5 mins
put off the flame
Its ready, put off the flame
Pudalangai Kootu Ready
Serve with rice...

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