Tuesday, March 23, 2010


புடலங்காய் பொரியல்

Finely sliced snake gourd- 3 cups
Turmeric powder- half sp
Salt to taste
Finely chopped onion- half cup
Finely chopped green chlli-1
Oil-2 tbsps
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Black gram- 1 tsp
Green gram- 2 tbsp
Curry leaves- 1 arc
Chopped coriander- half cup
Shredded coconut- 3 tbsps
Asafotida- half sp
Heat a pan and pour the oil.
When the oil becomes hot add the mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add the black grams and the green grams with the asafetida powder and fry them to slightly brown.
Add the onion with the green chillies, curry leaves and the coriander leaves and fry them slightly with a pinch of salt.
Add the snake gourd pieces with salt.
Cook the vegetable sprinkling water in intervals.
When the vegetable is done and all the water is evaporated, sprinkle the coconut and mix well.


  1. your explaining is really excellent,mano akka why dont you half cook the green gram and add?i use to add like this.i think ,you ask to sprinkle the water often,that time itself the green gram get cooked isn't?

  2. Nice poriyal &presentation looks perfect!!

    amma pls accept & collect ur award from my blog http://sashiga.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post_24.html

  3. Mano akka, looking very yummy. I like snake gourd very much.

  4. Dear Asiya!

    I think that you have guessed it correctly. There is no need to half cook the green gram. As we sprinkle water in intervals it will eb cooked along with the vegetables. Bengal gram also can be added instead of green gram like this. If we want to add thuar dal, then we have to add cooked dal at the final stage.

    Thanks a lot for your appreciation on my explanation. I am writing and posting recipes in the following link for the past 7 years. That experience taught me so many good things.

  5. Dear Menaka!

    Thanks for the compliments as well as the award!
    I will soon collect it.

  6. Dear Vanathy!

    Thank you very much for the nice feedback.