Podalangai Poriyal/Snake gourd Poriyal

Today is day 3 of the Blogging Marathon #57 and sharing a simple South Indian poriyal with snakegourd.This is one of my favorite vegetable and get it rarelyhere.Since there is no posts for podalangai in my blog wanted to share.Usually podalangai poriyal is made with channa dhal in our households.But this one is with moong dhal and its a no onion & garlic recipe.The poriyal tastes awesome with some spicy kulambhu varieties.As the weather was rainy on that day,the step wise pictures came out so dark,will try to share it soon.Off to the recipe...........

                                                              Podalangai Poriyal

    Basic Information

    Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
    Soaking time ~ 15 minutes
    Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
    Serves ~  2-3


Snakegourd/podalangai2 cups (chopped)
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu3 tbs
Green chilly/pachamilagi2-3 (slit lengthwise)
Grated coconut3 tbs
Salt11/4 tsp
Oil2 tsp
Mustard seeds/kadugu3/4 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu1 tsp
Dried red chilly/varamilagai1 (broken)
Curry leaves/karivepillaifew leaves
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch


  • Soak the moong dhal  in the water for 15 minutes  and drain the water.Meanwhile wash the snake gourd in water and cut in the middle and remove the seeds.Chop it finely.to the chopped snake gourd add around 1/2 tsp of salt and crush it.Squeeze the excess  water from the snake gourd and keep it aside.
  • In a pan heat the oil and do the tempering with mustard seeds,urad dhal,add the red chilly,asafoetida and curry leaves.Now add in the soaked dhal and fry it  for couple of minutes.
  • Then add in the squeezed snake gourd and give it a mix.Add in the salt, a pinch of turmeric powder and sprinkle a tbs of water if need and cook it covered in  a medium flame.
  • One the snake gourd  becomes tender add in the grated coconut and keep it on the flame for a minute and put off the flame.
  • Snake gourd poriyal is ready

Serve it as an accompaniment.


Check out my fellow blogger participating in Blogging Marathon #57.


It is simple but tasty curry. Just this evening I was telling my husband I was going to get snake gourd next time I do Indian groceries. It has been so long since I cooked with this vegetable.

liked this simple stir fry recipe...visit my page too

Very homey and comforting... Love this curry

Very nice and delicious looking side dish.

Never cooked with snake gourd but the saute lioks and sounds delicious.

That is one healthy & nutritious curry.

A soft vegetable cooked with dal has such an interesting texture. Love it.

I love this so much!..so nicely done...some years back, I never used to touch this vegetable..however with dal, started loving it..

Just need a bowl of rice to enjoy this lipsmacking poriyal.. love the background and simply love ur clicks.

never tried this veg - you are tempting me to do so with this presentation

Podalanka and coconut is super combo...must be really tasty!

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