Friday, June 10, 2011

Padavalanga curry




Today I am sharing the recipe of Padavalanga curry  / Kerala snake gourd curry, which is an easy and delicious curry and it goes well with rice. Snake gourd, a long soft skinned vegetable is also known as serpent gourd or padaval.

Ingredients

Chopped padavalanga / Chopped snake gourd ~ 2 1/2 cups ( small pieces )
Tomato ~ 1 no ( Large sized )
Green chillies ~ 5 nos ( Split length-wise )
Grated coconut ~ 1 cup
Kashmiri chilly powder / Charadan mulaku podi ~ 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ~ 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1/4 tsp
Garlic ~ 3 cloves
Tamarind paste ~ 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Curry leaves ~ 1-2 stems
Mustard seeds / Kaduku
Dry red chillies ~ 2 nos
Oil

Method

  • First wash, peel and remove the seeds of snake gourd and then chop it to small to medium sized pieces. Then cook chopped snake gourd, chopped tomato, green chillies and curry leaves by adding enough salt and 1 1/2 cups of water for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile grind grated coconut, Kashmiri chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin seeds and garlic to a fine paste by adding enough water.Then add this ground coconut paste to the cooked snake gourd along with tamarind paste. Then cook it in low flame for about 5-10 minutes and remove from the flame.
  • Next heat little oil in another pan, add mustard seeds and when it crackles, add dry red chillies and curry leaves and fry for less than a minute and add this to the snake gourd curry.


    Enjoy with rice.

    Cheers!!

    37 comments:

    aipi said...

    All I need is some piping hot rice and two big laddleful of that yummy Curry and that would be lunch! :)
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    Torviewtoronto said...

    deliciously done I like the addition of coconut looks wonderful

    julie said...

    Delicious padavalanga curry..Good veggie for summers..

    Vatsala. said...

    Looking delicious
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    divya said...

    wow jisha ,absolutely mouthwatering curry...

    Chitra said...

    looks so yummy and colorfull

    Rinku Naveen said...

    Padavalanga curry looks so colourful and delicious...


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    Hamaree Rasoi said...

    Curry looks so deliciously rich and inviting. Great preparation. Loved the clicks.

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    Swathi said...

    Padavalanga curry adipoli, I like to make curry with dal, they make awesome combo.

    Sobha Shyam said...

    looks very delicious..excellent with hot rice..simple and lovely curry..

    Reshmi Mahesh said...

    Super curry and lovely presentation...

    Turmericnspice said...

    lovely colors

    Hari Chandana said...

    Looks so delicious and tempting.. love it :)
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    Aruna Manikandan said...

    looks healthy and delicious dear...
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    cook from doha said...

    looks really nice........

    Suja said...

    Adipoli curry,I too make similarly but never tried with padavalanga....yummy curry

    Kalpana Sareesh said...

    Hv never tried this version of curry looks perfect n yumm..

    Toyin O. said...

    Looks yummy, thanks for sharing.

    Vardhini said...

    Love this vegetable. Curry looks so yummy.

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    Nitha said...

    Delicious.. enikku bhayankara eshtam aanu ethu..

    kothiyavunu.com said...

    ente fav aanu..ente amma ithu undakkum, but her version is little differnt..kandittu kothi varunnu..yummy!!

    Prathima Rao said...

    Never knew we could make delicious curry from padwala..Looks yummy!!!
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    Priya said...

    Beautiful curry, never tried snake gourd this way..delicious!

    BeenaShylesh said...

    after a long back iam giving my commends....i was on a short break...i had new commer at my home..a baby girl...
    nice colour and hope tast is better than that

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    SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

    so colorful and delicious !!

    Aarthi said...

    yummy

    Lavanya Selvaraj said...

    Looks delicious and excellent clicks!

    BeenaShylesh said...

    gud with pachari choru......

    hemalata said...

    less calorie and high protien diet.Nice recipe. I liked it.

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    Anonymous said...

    Was looking for more veggie currys... I tried this and i lived it! Thankyou! S. K

    JishasKitchen said...

    @ S.K - thanks a lot..glad to know that you loved it...will surely add some more vegetarian recipes...:)...keep visiting...

    Dreams said...

    thanks for the wonderful recipe...tried n tasted really good:)

    Dreams said...

    GOOD RECIPE.

    Dreams said...

    Awesome recipe jisha!!!!tried and it was really good..Thanks.

    JishasKitchen said...

    @ Dreams - Sorry for the late reply..very happy to hear that...:)..Thank you!

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