November 29, 2012

Snake Gourd Chutney with Curd (Potla Kaya Perugu Pachadi)

Tender Snake Gourd - 1 (small)
Green chillies - 8-10 (or as per taste)
Turmeric -  1/4 tsp
Tamarind  - 2 to 3 strips 
Salt to taste
Garlic cloves -4
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curd - 1 cup 
Oil - 1 tsp

For talimpu:
Oil - 1 tbsp; Dry red chilli - 1, cumin, mustard &fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp; Urad dal - 1/4 tsp; Curry leaves


  • Peel snake gourd with spoon. Don't use peeler as the skin comes out with peeler. Just use spoon to peel the white on snake gourd.
  • Wash and cut gourd into small pieces. Boil them in salt and turmeric water till they are tender. Drain the water when it is cooked and squeeze the water from pieces.
  • Fry green chillies in tsp of oil.
  • Now grind all the ingredients except curd to make chutney.
  • Lastly, Add curd and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients and fry till mustard crackles.  Pour this on chutney.
  • Serve.

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