Monday, 18 August 2014

Snake Gourd koottu

Snake Gourd / Pudalangai is an inexpensive, healthy fat-free vegetable which isrich in fiber, vitamins and minerals . Due to its high water compound, it is less in calories, but filling vegetable. Try this simple dish which goes great with rice.

What you need for Snake Gourd koottu :
  • Snake  gourd -1 big
  • Small onion - 6
  • Garlic - 2 pods
  • Cumin-1/2 tbsp
  • Grated Coconut -3 tbsp 
  • Green chilli - 2
  • Red chilli - 2
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Turmeric powder -a pinch
  • Mustard seed -1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
The Preparation method:
  • Peel the skin of snake gourd and cut thinly length wise.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seed,fry red chilli, small onion and curry leaves.Saute for a minute
  • Add snake gourd ,salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • In a blender , crush coconut ,2 shallots,green chilli,cumin and garlic.
  • Add this mixture to snake gourd .Sprinkle some water if needed.
  • Cook till the snake gourd is well cooked and switch off the flame.
  • Tasty snake gourd koottu is ready to serve with rice.

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