Podalangai is one of my favorite. This recipe goes well with white rice.

Pudalangai Paal Kootu / Snake Gourd Milk Gravy

Pudalangai Paal Kootu / Pudalangai Pal Kulambu / Snake Gourd in Milk Gravy
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Podalangai / Snake Gourd – 1 lb
  • Pasi Paruppu / Moong dhal – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 3 tsp
  • Mustard – ½ tsp
  • Urad dhal – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 strand
  • Milk – 1 cup
To Grind :
  • Urad dhal – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin – ½ tsp
  • Green Chili – 4 nos
  • Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tsp
Instructions
PREP:
  1. Cook moong dhal with 2 cups of water in a vessel and keep it aside. Chop snake gourd in to semi circle pieces. Add ½ cup water and required salt, pressure cook in a cooker for 1 whistle.
  2. Fry Urad dhal, Cumin in “To Grind” Section for 2 minutes and add the rest of the items in “To Grind” Section and fry for a minute . Grind this into fine paste.
  3. After the Snake Gourd is cooked, add cooked moong dhal and the ground paste.
COOKING:
  1. In a pan, add ghee, Mustard, Urad dhal and curry leaves and add the Snake Gourd mix. Allow it to boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add milk and cook for 1 minute.

(*) This goes good with rice, Chapathi. Recipe from one of my friends.