October 26, 2013

Snake Gourd Curry with Sesame seeds (Potla Kaya Kura Nuvvula Podi)

Snake Gourd - 1
Green chillies - 3-4
Onion - 1
Sesame seeds - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic cloves - 6
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves -  few
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped)
Oil - 2 tbsp


  • Peel the snake gourd with spoon (do not use peeler). Wash and cut into small pieces.
  • Dry roast sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Grind sesame seeds, cumin seeds and garlic to make powder.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add channa dal, cumin and mustard seeds, curry leaves. Fry till mustard crackles.
  • Add chopped onions and green chillies and saute till onions are soft.
  • Add snake gourd pieces, salt and turmeric.Mix well and close the lid.
  • Cook in low flame till pieces are soft. Stir occasionally.
  • Add chilli powder, sesame powder and coriander leaves. Mix and cook in low flame another 5 minutes.
  • Serve with rice.

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