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Pudalangai Kootu

Lathiya Shanmugasundaram
15 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Pudalangai Kootu RECIPE

it’s a mildly spiced side dish to have with dosa or even rice. It has a nice coconut flavor which is one of the main ingredient in this.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • South Indian
  • Stir fry
  • Accompaniment
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Pudalangai / Snake gourd – 1 small sized
  2. Channa dal – 1/2 cup
  3. turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  4. Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  5. coconut – 1/3 cup grated
  6. jeera seeds – 1 tsp
  7. salt – as required
  8. coconut oil – 1 tsp
  9. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  10. garlic – 2 pods crushed
  11. Dry red chillies – 2 broken
  12. Curry leaves – few


  1. Soak channa dal for 30 minutes.
  2. Scrape the skin of Pudalangai / Snake gourd . Remove seeds and chop into small cubes.
  3. Grind coconut and Jeera seeds coarsely with little water.
  4. Wash and drain soaked channa dal. Cook it in a deep pan with required water.( Do not add more water)
  5. When channa dal is half cooked , add chopped snake gourd, turmeric powder and red chilli powder.
  6. Add water if required. When the veggie is cooked add ground coconut,jeera paste to it. Mix thoroughly. Add required salt.
  7. The dish should be thick consistency. If it is watery , cook in high til water is evaporated. ( that is why to add water accordingly)
  8. Remove from the flame.
  9. In a pan, heat oil and temper mustard seeds. When it splutter, add garlic , dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  10. Add it to the kootu [curry] prepared. Serve along with rice.

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