Thursday, February 28, 2013

Padavalanga (Snake Gourd) Thoran



Ingredients:

1. Snake gourd (Padavalanga) - De-skinned and chopped, 2 medium size
2. Red onion - 1 small, chopped length wise
3. Garlic - finely chopped, 3-4 cloves
4. Shredded coconut  - 1/4 cup
5. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
6. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
7. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
8. Curry leaves - 1 sprig
9. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
10. Oil - 2-3 tbsp
12. Salt - As desired

Preparation:

1. Mix the coconut and cumin powder and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add the chopped garlic. Saute for about 30 seconds.
3. Add the chopped onion. Add a pinch of salt. Stir until the onions sweat.
4. Add turmeric and red chilli powder. Mix for a few seconds or until the raw smell goes away.
5. Add the chopped snake gourd and a little water. Mix well and cook until the snake gourd is done. That would take about 10 -15 minutes.
6. Add the coconut cumin powder mix. Mix well and let cook for another 2-3 minutes.
7. Add curry leaves and remove from heat.

Enjoy! :D





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