Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Snake Gourd Raita - Potlakaya Perugu Pachadi

Snack Gourd is known as potlakaya in Telugu.It is highly nutritious vegetable and is widely used in South Indian cuisine. Snake Gourd is a popular vegetable of Indian Origin.This vegetable is great for vegetarian cooking.Today I am sharing with you the simple recipe for the healthy and delicious yogurt chutney or perugu pachadi with snake gourd or potlakaya.

Try this tasty snake gourd raita if you're making a dry curry and need something cool with it.

Ingredients:
Snake gourd - 1 nos (6 inch long)
Yogurt- 2 cups
Green chillies - 2no
Salt to taste

Tempering:
Fenugreek seeds 3-5nos
Channa Dal - 1tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies- 3
Hing/ Asafoetida a pinch
Curry leaves -few

Method :
1.Remove stems, wash and finely chop the green chillies.

2.Cut snake gourd into thin circles.

3.Boil 1 cup of water, add snake gourd circles and a 1tsp of salt.

4.When snake gourd circles become tender, remove from water and cool them down.

5.Beat yogurt in deep bowl.

6.Squeeze the cooled snake gourd circles a little bit and add to beaten yogurt.Add crushed green chilli and salt to yogurt and mix well.

7.Heat oil in a pan, add  channa dal,fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and broken red chillies.

8.When seeds start to splutter add curry leaves and hing.

9.Add this tempering to yogurt bowl and serve with rice or roti.

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