Snake Gourd Palya

" The best seasoning to food is the love you put in it"

I read the above statement somewhere on the internet. I loved it instantly and thought of sharing it with my readers here.

Snake Gourd Palya

Ingredients :

Snake Gourd (Padavalakayi) : 1
Hesarubele (Moongdal) : 5 tbsp
Green Chillies : 2 (slit vertically)
Onion: 1 (chopped into fine pieces)
Grated fresh coconut: 1tbsp
Turmeric :  a pinch
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing
Oil for seasoning
Mustard, Asafoetida powder and curry leaves for seasoning
lemon juice

1. Cut snake gourd into small (1/2") pieces. Wash moongdal. Cook gourd pieces and dal with a pinch of turmeric in pressure cooker with enough water just to cook dal.
2. Heat 1 tsp of oil, add asafoetida, mustard and curry leaves . Add slit green chillies, chopped onions and give a good stir. Stir and fry until onions turn soft and pale brown. Add in gourd & dal mixture, salt, grated coconut and stir well. Bring it to boil.
3.  Taste to adjust salt. When palya is warm, add lemon juice and mix well. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy! :)



kitchen queen said...

delicious and healthy palya.

notyet100 said...

Never trieed snake gourd,sabzi looks delicious,..:) and I luved that quote too,..

Reva said...

Yummy dish..

Unknown said...

My favorite playa!

Savi-Ruchi said...

amma makes thovve with the same ingredients!
how are you?

Indian Khana said...

Never tried snack gourd so far ...this looks yum and the header is nice ...I am be coming here after a while to notice that now :) ...

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etownindia said...

Really enjoyed stay at Taste of mysore.It is one of the tasty dish.It is also ahealthy food.

etownindia said...

It iss a very tasty food in mysore.and also healthy food in one.

etownindia said...

I hope enjoy this dish.It slso a healthy food.