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December 3, 2020

Snake Gourd Dal Recipe – Pudalangai Paruppu Kulambu

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Snake gourd dal recipe

Recent days I have been trying varieties of dal recipes for lunch. Snake gourd dal / Pudalangai paruppu kulambu is a simple and easy dal recipe for rice and roti. When I was looking for easy Snake gourd recipes, I came across this snake gourd moong dal recipe in this blog. I loved the simplicity and ease of the recipe and tried it immediately.

Its a quick one pot recipe that can be prepared easily in a pressure cooker. I used both moong dal and toor dal in this recipe. Just add chopped Snake gourd, onion, tomato , ginger, garlic and green chilli to the dals. Pressure cook and mash it. Temper mustard seeds and red chilli in ghee and add to dal. Voila, dish is ready in few minutes !

You can mix this Snake gourd dal in plain rice drizzled with few drops of ghee and have it with any spicy curry as side dish. I prepared Brinjal podi curry and vatha kuzhambu along with it and served with some karasev prepared for Diwali. We had a soul satisfying lunch.

Lets see how to make this simple and quick, one pot Snake gourd dal recipe with step by step pictures.

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Snake Gourd Dal Recipe - Pudalangai Paruppu Kuzhambu


Snake Gourd Dal Recipe - Pudalangai Paruppu Kuzhambu

Snake Gourd Dal Recipe - Pudalangai Paruppu Kuzhambu for rice


 
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes
 


INGREDIENTS
1 cup = 250ml
  • Toor dal - 1/4 cup
  • Moong dal - 1/4 cup
  • Snake gourd - 1 (chop into small slices)
  • Green chilli - 1 or 2 (Use 1 for less spice)
  • Big onion - 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Garlic cloves - 5
  • Tomato - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil – few drops
To Temper
  • Ghee - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Red chilli - 1
To Garnish
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
HOW TO MAKE SNAKE GOURD DAL
  1. Wash the dal and soak in water for 15 minutes.
  2. Wash and chop onion, tomato, ginger finely and Snake gourd into small slices. Set aside.
  3. In a pressure cooker base, take the soaked toor dal, moong dal, chopped snake gourd, onion, slit green chilli, tomato, ginger, garlic cloves, turmeric powder, hing, required salt, few drops of cooking oil and water.
  4. Mix well and pressure cook in very low flame for two whistles.
  5. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well. 
  6. Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chilli in ghee and add to dal.
  7. Mix well and boil for few minutes till thick. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve with plain rice along with a curry / poriyal !
METHOD - STEP BY STEP PICTURES
  • Wash the moong dal and toor dal. Soak in enough water for 15 minutes. In the mean time, wash and chop onion, tomato, ginger finely. Wash and chop Snake gourd into small slices or cubes as you like.

  • In a pressure cooker base, take the soaked toor dal, moong dal, chopped snake gourd, chopped onion, tomato, garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, hing, salt, a drop of oil and drinking water.
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  • Mix well and pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Open the cooker after the steam is released. Mash it well. 
  • If the dal is too thick, add little water and mix well.

  • Heat ghee in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves, cumin seeds, red chilli and switch off the flame. Add this to the mashed dal.
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  • Boil the dal till it thickens slightly. Garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
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  • Serve hot with plain rice adding few drops of ghee.

  • Enjoy !





Note

  • Soaking the dal helps to cook it mushy.
  • Use drinking water to cook the dal.
  • Adjust the quantity of green chilli based on your taste.
  • You can use moong dal or toor dal alone in this recipe.
  • If you want to make it for chapathi / roti, make the dal thicker and add a tsp of garam masala powder while the dal boils.


Try this easy, Snake gourd dal recipe and enjoy with plain rice!

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2 comments :

Unknown said...

Very nice recipe. We have to try. So easy, flavorful and delicious.

Chitra said...

Thank you !