Pudalangai Paruppu Poriyal | Snake Gourd Stir Fry

Pudalangai Paruppu Poriyal | Snake Gourd Stir Fry 

Pudalangai Paruppu Poriyal / Snake gourd stir fry

Pudalangai paruppu poriyal is a very basic,easy to cook and delicious  South Indian stir fry variety.It is prepared by sauteing the snake gourd in coconut and red chilly paste until the masala changes colour and finally adding the boiled dal to it.
Pudalangai/ snake gourd is rich in vitamins,minerals like magnesium,calcium and phosphorus.
It is low in calories .It has reasonable amount of fibre in it.
Health benefits of Snake Gourd-
💪It helps cure fever as it lowers body temperature.
💪Prevents heart problems by improving circulation to the heart.
💪It prevents diabetes.
💪It helps in weight loss.
💪It treats alopecia .
💪It is used as a laxative to maintain gut health.
💪Studies have shown that it cures jaundice .

I recommend you to include this amazing vegetable in your daily diet in any form like kootu,poriyal,kulambu, chutney etc., at least once or twice a week.
Check out how to make nutritious and tasty Pudalangai poriyal below.


Pudalangai ( Snake gourd )- 1/4 kg chopped
Green gram dal - 1/4 cup (boiled)
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Salt to taste 
Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
Bengal gram dhal -1 tsp
Urud dal -1 tsp
Cumin seeds -1 tsp
Red chilly -1 no
Curry leaves and Coriander leaves few chopped
Oil -1 tbsp

Grind Together-

Grated coconut -1/2 cup
Red chillies -4 nos


👉Boil the green gram dal seperately until its 3/4 done drain the water set dal aside.

👉Grind the coconut and red chilly to a very coarse paste by just sprinkling little water.use the pulse button on the mixie.

👉Wash,remove the outer skin and seeds from the pudalangai and cut into small cubes set aside.
👉Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds,urud dal,bengal gram dal,cumin seeds,red chilly and curry leaves and allow it to crackle .

👉Add the pudalangai saute for a minute ,sprinkle little water close the kadai and cook for 5 mins until the pudalangai is 3/4 done.

👉Add ground paste ,salt and saute in slow flame for 5 -10 mins until the colour changes to light brown .

👉Add the cooked green gram dal, mix well.
Garnish and serve hot.

Preparation Time -20 mins
Serves -4


✍️You can add any dal of your choice.
✍️Using the same masala and method you can try with other veggies too.

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