How to make Podalanga Masala -

The boring padwal made interesting cooked this way.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Snake gourd (padwal) (परवल/पड़वल), Scraped coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Podalanga Masala

Podalanga Masala Recipe Card


Contrary to popular belief a vegetarian diet gives you all the nutrients you will ever require to live a fit and healthy life. With low saturated fat and cholesterol, high fiber content and rich complex carbohydrates - veggie delights like greens, pulses and curries are your best bet at a meal which is nutritious and tasty!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Podalanga Masala Recipe

  • Snake gourd (padwal) 1

  • Scraped coconut 1/4 cup

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 12-14

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked and boiled 1/2 cup


Step 1

Slit the snake gourd vertically, remove seeds and cut into thin slices.

Step 2

Grind fennel seeds, red chillies, coconut and salt with a little water.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non stick pan. Add mustard seeds, and when they splutter, add curry leaves and mix well.

Step 4

Add snake gourd and mix well.

Step 5

Add the ground masala and little water and mix well.

Step 6

Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes, on a low heat.Add chana dal and salt and mix well.

Step 7

Cover again and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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