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SNAKE GOURD WITH CHANNA DAL (POTLA KAYA SENAGA PAPPU KOORA)

Ingredients:
Snake gourd - 1
Channa dal - 50 gms
Fresh coconut - 2 tbsp (grated)
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 3-4
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Oil - 4 tsp
Mustard & cumin seeds  - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves -  few
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)

Method:

  • Scrap and cut snake gourd into small pieces.
  • Soak and boil channa dal in salt water till tender but not soft. The dal must be separate. 
  • Heat the oil in pan; add cumin seeds,mustard seeds and curry leaves; allow them to splutter.
  • Add chopped onion, green chillies, ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add gourd pieces, salt, turmeric and cook in low flame till pieces are half done.
  • Add channa dal, grated coconut, chilli powder; mix well and cook in low flame another 7-8 minutes or until done.
  • Lastly add coriander leaves.
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