How to make Hara Padwal

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Sujata Shetty.

Main Ingredients : Snake gourd (parwal), Scraped Coconut (कसा हुआ नारियल)

Cuisine : Mangalorean

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Hara Padwal

Hara Padwal Recipe Card


Mangalorean cuisine comprises cuisines like Udupi as well as cuisine of other Mangalorean communities like Mogaveeras, Billavas, Bunts, Saraswat Brahmins, Mangalorean Catholics and the Bearys.
It is largely influenced by other South Indian cuisines. Coconut and curry leaves are common ingredients as are ginger, garlic and chilli.  It is well known for its distinct flavours. In general, the Mangalorean recipes are quite spicy and fresh coconut is an integral part of these recipes. Rice is the staple food of the Mangaloreans though the non-vegetarians favour fish.
The Mangalore cuisine will be incomplete without rice which is cooked in various forms.  Apart from rice, another important thing used in the cuisine of Mangalore is fruits.  Another remarkable feature of the Mangalorean sweet dishes is that instead of using sugar, they use palm jaggery which is also healthy.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Hara Padwal Recipe

  • Snake gourd (parwal) cut into small cube shapes 1/2 kilogram

  • Scraped Coconut 1 cup

  • Green Chillies 6-7

  • Coriander leaves 1/2 cup

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves 3

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 3 teaspoons

  • Black pepper powder 2 teaspoons


Step 1

Grind together coconut, green chillies coriander leaves and garli with half cup water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non stick kadai add cumin seeds, when it stats spluttering add onions and saute till light brown.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder and saute for a minute.

Step 4

Add the coconut paste, parwal and salt and let it cook till parwal is tender.

Step 5

Remove from flame and serve hot.

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