Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pudalangai Puttu | Snake gourd Poriyal | Accompaniment Recipe

Pudalangai Puttu, an authentic stir fry made from snake gourd and chana dal. This recipe is from my gradma and everyone in our family likes it so much. You may wonder why it's called "Puttu" instead of "Poriyal" ,in Tirunelveli area, if any vegetable is grated or thinly sliced and make poriyal out of it, then it's called "Puttu" and you can see lot of puttu recipe in my blog like vazhakai puttu,carrot puttu, beetroot puttu .
Whenever i make pudalangai puttu,immediately i remember the incident that Appa shared with us in our childhood. In his childhood, one day appa had a high fever and doctor advised to take only kanji,that day aachi made this podalangai puttu.Since Appa was very fond of it, without any one noticed, he went and had some pudalangai puttu and lay down in his bed, within few minutes, he was vomiting and all the pudalagai came out,that's when Aachi found out, initially she started to scold him and later by remembering that incident itself, they all laughed together.Good old memories!!!! Sometimes, i wonder how many memories associated with single dish or even with single vegetable. Ok, enough with stories, let check out today's recipe.

Pudalangai Puttu

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 2 to 3 
Recipe Category: Curry | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Pudalangai/Snake gourd(medium size) - 1
Chana dal - 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut - 1&1/2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
To grind
Green chili - 2
Garlic - 1
Cumin seed - 1/2 tsp
Pearl onion -1
To Temper
Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Pearl onion (finely chopped) - 1
Curry leaves - few

Soak the chana dal for 30 mins, grind the ingredients listed under "To grind" into coarse mixture and set aside.First cut the snake ground into half and then slice vertically and remove the seeds inside.Then cut each piece of snake ground into thin strips and then cut into 1/2 inch pieces.Heat the kadai with 1 cup of water and then add the chana dal & cook till the dal is half cooked, then add the snake gourd.Give a good mix and then add the grounded chili mixture and salt into the snake gourd.Cook till the snake gourd is soft, then finally add the grated coconut and give a good mix.Now temper the ingredients listed under "To temper" and add into the snake gourd, mix well & switch off the flame.Tasty Pudalangai Puttu is ready.
  • Soaking dal helps to cook it easily.
  • Slice the snake gourd thinly, it helps to blend with dal well.
  • Adjust the chili as per your taste preference. 

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