Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Podalangai Pachadi - Snake Gourd in Yoghurt

Podalangai (snake gourd) pachadi is an oft prepared dish in our house. The tender green colour and the juicy soft crunch of the vegetable lends a special taste to the pachadi. We love to relish this pachadi with vattal kuzhambu and rice.


Tender snake gourd without fibers (Chopped) - 2 cups
Fresh thick Curds - 2 cups
Fresh coconut gratings - 4tbsps
Green chillies - 2
Salt - 1 pinch
Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - a few
Coconut oil - 1 tbsp

1. Wash and chop the snakegourd along with its tender seeds into small uniform pieces.
2. Boil the chopped snakegourd in just enough water with 1/2 a pinch of salt till it is cooked but not mushy.
3. Drain the vegetable and set it aside to cool. Save the drained water to be used in other dishes.
4. Grind coconut gratings and green chillies into a smooth paste adding a little water.
5. Blend the paste, 1/2 a pinch of salt and the thick curds together and mix into the cooked and cooled snake gourd.
6. Heat coconut oil and add the whole black pepper.
7. When the pepper cracks add cumin seeds and switch off flame.
8. Add curry leaves into the seasoning and pour over the Podalangai Pachadi.

Relish the aroma of the seasoning and the luscious pachadi with any 'variety rice' you like.

10 Post your Comments:

S.R.Ramachandran said...

I like it very much. It is a quick preparation. appa

dsdsds said...

The podalangai pachadi looks yummy.. I am known to the kootu variety often prepared with these "neer kai". This is new to me.. Will give it a try instead of the regular raithas

Priya Suresh said...

Woww fantastic pachadi..

Hamsi said...

Superb pachidi. I love anything with snakegourd.

kitchen tables said...

This one looks so yummy! I would love to try this one. I think this is going to be a perfect side dish. Thanks for sharing.

YOSEE said...

Best loved, chilled !

Lakshmi said...

We make padavalakyi gojju, never made pachadi, have to try it soon :). Are you on Facebook?

veena said...

this is yummy

callezee said...

Combination of both gives a soothing taste...Very awesome..

callezee said...

Combination of both produce a soothin taste,very awesome..