• Snakegourd-Moongdal , Potlakaya Pesarapappu

    July 20th, 2010MammuVegetarian


    1. Snake gourd – 3 (1 foot long each)
    2. Split Green Gram/Moong Dal – 2 tbl sp
    3. Green Chilies – 3
    4. Salt – 1/2 tbl sp
    5. Turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
    6. Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
    7. Oil – 1 tbl sp

    Cooking Procedure

    1. Soak the Moong Dal in water and let it sit. Peel and cut the snake gourd into 1/4 inch pieces.

    2. Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds and let them splutter. Add the snake gourd pieces, turmeric, salt and let them cook until medium cooked. While the snake gourd is cooking, grind the green chilies, or you may finely chop them.

    3. Add the soaked moong dal, green chili paste and let them cook for 10 more minutes. If the moong dal is not soaked properly, you can microwave it for few seconds before adding.

    If the snake gourd is tender, you can cut along with the seeds also. Serve hot with roti or rice.

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