Monday, October 18, 2010

Snakegourd Puttu


Snakegourd - 500 gms
Small onions - 150 gms
Garlic - 4 cloves
Green chilli - 5
Sauf - 1/2 spoon
Cinnamon - 3 pieces
Curry leaves - for seasoning
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Roasted channa dal - 50 gms
Oil - 100 ml
Salt - as needed

  • Cut or scrap the snakegourd into small pieces.
  • Add salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
  • Add oil to the pan. Once it gets warmed, season cinnamon, sauf and curry leaves.
  • Add nicely chopped onions, green chilli and cloves and saute well.
  • Squeeze the water from snakegourd, add to the pan and saute.
  • Add little salt and cover the pan.
  • Don't add water. It has to get cooked only in the oil.
  • After it gets cooked, add roasted channa dal powder and fry for some more time.

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