Snake Gourd Spicy Yogurt or Snake gourd Aava or Potlakaya Aava or Pudalangai poriyal

February 25, 2008 at 2:18 am Leave a comment


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Potlakaya: 1
Green chilli: 1 or according to taste
Dalia: 1 table spoon
Mustard: 1/2 teaspoon
Garlic flakes: 2
Curry leaves: few
Salt to taste
Turmeric: A pinch
Yogurt: thick 1 cup
Vegetable oil: 2 teaspoons or according to taste.
Popu ingredients:

Broken red chilli: 2 pieces, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and cilantro.

Preparation:

1. Clean the snake gourd  and finally chop them into small pieces.

2. Roast green chilli with oil.

3. Take mustard seeds, dalia, garlic flakes, green chilli, salt and turmeric in a jar, grind it into smooth powder.

4. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add broken red chilli, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves and let it crackle.

5. Add snake gourd pieces, stir it well, after one minute add some (Around 1/2 cup will be sufficient) water and cover with lid and cook on simmer. When the pieces are soft, allow to cool.

5. Take yogurt  in a bowl and add the cooked snake gourd pieces and ground paste. Mix well. Potlakaya aava is ready to serve.

This makes a good side dish for rice or roti or chapathi.

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Entry filed under: Yogurt Dishes.

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