Pudalankaai Kootu

Pudalankaai Kootu
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Pudalankaai Kootu, Water sacked vegetable had a special character of Low calorie.. Snake gourd/Pudalankaai Indian Vegetable, which grows in a creeper, This vegetable looks Lengthy and long in size.. that’s this is called to be snake gourd..
I prefer Gourd vegetable, because of low crap.. less oil recipe.. i did the whole recipe in a single pan, this is very easy for me to prepare.. Nowadays i avoided to cook moongdhal in pressure cooker.. i heard, dhal which are cooked in pressure cooker had the nature of gastric.. so moong dhal, i use this for two to three times in a week.. so i prefer to cook in pan.. This is my continuous 92nd post..

Ingredients

 

SnakeGourd/Pudalankaai 200 gms
Moong Dhal 1/2 cup
Green chilly 1-2 nos
Pearl Onion 4-5
Garlic 2 pods(optional)
Tomato 1 large
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Hing 1/4 tsp
Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 1/2 tsp
Chopped Onion 2 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 spring
Red chilly 2 nos
 Method
Wash, Peel the Snake gourd and chop them into small pieces, slit the green chillies and keep them aside.. 

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Take moong dhal in a pan, i used my earthen pot to cook the moong dhal.. 
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Add some water, and bring this to boil.. 
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Cook till the dhal turns soft.. ( if you want to skip this step, then pressure cook the dhal and proceed the same.. 
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Add in the chopped Snake Gourd and Green chillies to the cooked dhal and cook again.. add some turmeric powder and cook the snake gourd.. 
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Cook the Snake gourd till they turn soft, add some salt an cook again.. 
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Add some Hing..
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In the mean time, crush the Pearl onion and jeera in a mixer.. 
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Add the crushed onion paste to the pan.. 
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 Also add some chopped tomatoes and cook till tomatoes get mushed.. 
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Heat a pan with oil, temper with mustard, Onion, Red chilli and curry leaves..
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Add the tadka to the curry.. Serve this with rice or roti.. 
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Ready to Serve.. 
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