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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Paduvalakayi Palya / Snake Gourd Palya

Ingredients:

3 medium sized SnakeGourd/Paduvalakayi

3-4 tsp Grated Coconut

1/2 tsp chilly powder

Pinch of Turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Grape sized Jaggary

1/2 tsp Blackgram Seeds

1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds

2-3 Curry leaves

1 tsp Oil

Recipe:

Chop snake gourd into longer thin pieces(1 inch sized) by removing seeds as shown in the picture below.

Add mustard seeds, blackgram seeds and oil in a thick bottomed vessel. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, chopped snake gourd and fry it for few seconds. Add sufficient amount of water, chilly powder, turmeric powder, jaggary and cook them well. Add grated coconut in a mixer and grind it for about 1-2 min by adding little amount of water and keep it aside. Once the water content is almost dried, add ground coconut to palya and mix them well. Keep the palya in low flame for about 2 mins. It goes well with Rice.

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