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December 2, 2013

Pudalangai Poriyal | Snake Gourd Poriyal - Side Dish For Rice

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Pudalangai poriyal
Pudalangai poriyal recipe makes a rare appearance in my kitchen because Sendhil is not fond of this.Also I don’t get lengthy snake gourd like we get in Tamil nadu instead it looks short & stout here. My MIL calls this as”Panni podalangai" Tongue outand she had told me not to buy those varieties. So,whenever I find a lengthy one, I buy it and make kootu or poriyal. This is my MIL’s version. Its very simple to make and comes out tasty too. We can make it with or without coconut. It tastes great for sambar and paruppu urundai kuzhabmu.
Podalangai poriyal

Snake gourd poriyal

Snake gourd poriyal Snake gourd curry/Podalangai poriyal recipe - Simple n delicious side dish for rice
Cuisine: Indian Category: Side dish Yields: Serves 2
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes


  • Snake gourd - 1 no
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut – 3 tbsp(optional)
  • Sugar – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To season
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 2 tsp
  • Red chilli - 2 nos
  • Green chillies - 2 nos (Slit into two)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Big onion - 1 no


  • Wash and cut the snake gourd’s head & tail part.Then into two pieces vertically.Remove the soft middle part using ur hands.Cut it vertically into two.Then cut it into small stripes.
Pudalangai poriyal step by step
  • Add moong dal and salt.Mix well and leave it aside for 10–15 minutes.It may leave little water.Do not squeeze it.If u squeeze,it will leave more water and loses all its nutrition.So its better to collect the water it leaves & use it while cooking.
Pudalangai poriyal step by step
  • In a kadai,heat oil.Temper all the ingredients as given above.Saute finely chopped big onions&chillies till onion turns transparent.Then add the snake gourd pieces and little sugar.Sprinkle the reserved water. Mix well & press it lightly.
Pudalangai poriyal step by step
  • Cover the kadai with a lid and simmer the flame completely.Sprinkle water every now and then and stir it.In 10-15 minutes,snake gourd will be completely cooked.
  • Add grated coconut at the end,mix well and switch off the flame.
Pudalangai poriyal step by step


  • U can avoid onions while sauteing to make a no onion no garlic version.But add more grated coconut at the end to give a nice taste.
  • Sometimes I use only red chillies to saute.

Podalangai poriyal plate

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Priya Anandakumar said...

Pudalangai poriyal looks very delicious and healthy....

Unknown said...

Tasty poriyal.
Thanks for sharing.

great-secret-of-life said...

I just had this today .. love it

Menaga Sathia said...

Healthy n tasty poriyal!!

Unknown said...

yummy looking poriyal...looks perfect...

Aruna Manikandan said...

healthy and delicious poriyal,love it :)

Sona said...

healthy and delicious poriyal.

lubnakarim06 said...

That's a yum way to relish this veggie....

Eat n Eat little More said...

lovely dish, awesome clicks.. love this alot..

Shoba said...

I don't use green chillies dear..But sounds great

Chitrangada said...

I like snake gourd so much. Bookmarked the recipe, will try ASAP.

Unknown said...

so very inviting and delicious poriyal with snack gourd dear :)

easyfoodsmith said...

Sounds like a nice side dish although I have never tried cooking snake gourd. Guess its time I venture unknown territories and try out new ingredients ;-)

Unknown said...

yummy ..will definitely try dea. on going event please check at