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Monday, March 2, 2009

Snakegourd Spring Onions poriyal(Stir-fry)

Snakegourd helps stimulate the production of body fluids thus relieving dryness. It can disperse phlegm, remove pus, expel toxic matter and is anti-inflammatory. Snakegourd can act as a natural antibiotic, expectorant, laxative, and can be used for abscesses boils bronchitis, constipation, jaundice and hemorrhoids. It helps with breast and lung tumors, and can promote lactation. It has been shown to be excellent for diabetes.

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Snakegourd - 1, medium sized
Spring onions - 1 bunch
Onion - 1, medium sized
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chillies - 3-4
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 1 or 2, as spicy required
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon

Wash snakegourd and deseed it. Cut into small pieces and keep aside. Chop spring onions and onion.

Heat oil in pan and allow mustard seeds to splitter in it. Add urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves and fry for a minute.

Add chopped onions and fry until they turn golden brown. Then add snake gourd and saute well.

Cook it covered for 10-15 minutes until they are soft. Meanwhile, dry grind coconut, green chillies and cumin seeds to a fine powder.

Once snakegourd is cooked, add spring onions, grinded coconut to it and saute well.

Add salt to it and mix well. Cook it for 5-10 minutes.

Serve hot with rice or chappathi.

Cooking time - 20-30 minutes
Serves 3 persons.


Vidhya said...

looks perfect Vani. I think this can be a good side dish for sambar rice.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow looks so so yumy vani

Shama Nagarajan said...

different poriyal..looks yummy ....do check this and gv ur suggestions


sowmya said...

hi..where were you..good to see u back..curry looks good..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

I like snakegourd poriyal very much. But never tried with chappathis.

LG said...

even I love snakegourd esp with dal. This dry curry idea sounds good too.

notyet100 said...

this is new for me,..

Asha said...

Great combo, looks delicious, wish i could get Snake gourd. I love it! :)

Priya said...

Prefect side dish!! looks delicious..

Illatharasi said...

Thank you friends:)

Sowmi, was in singapore only.... too busy that's y apsconding... now back to routine;)

SriLekha said...

wow! happy to see u back again with ur rocking recipes!

a very new side dish recipe for me vani!

Priti said...

Yummy....looks gud...hope all well with you

AnuSriram said...

Looks like a wonderful combo... will try it!

Ivy said...

I only found out about this vegetable recently in another blog. We don't have this in Greece but the recipe sounds delicious.

Madhavi said...

Very nice entry, looks good!!!!

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Usha said...

Great combo, looks delicious !

Gita's Kitchen said...

I love this poriya...thanks for the tips about snakegourd...I should try this one soon....

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