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Snake Gourd in Yogurt

28 Jun

potlakaya_perugu
Potlakaya Perugu Pacchadi

Ingredients:

Snake gourd 5 inch section
Yogurt 2 cups
Green chillies 1
Salt to taste

Talimpu:

Fenugreek seeds 3-5
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Urad dal 1/2 tsp
Broken red chillies 3
Hing/ Asafoetida a pinch
Curry leaves 4

Method of preparation:

Remove stems, wash and mash green chilli with a pestle.

Cut snake gourd into thin circles.
Boil 1 cup of water, add snake gourd circles and a tsp of salt.
When snake gourd circles become tender, remove from water and cool them down.

Beat yogurt in deep bowl.
Squeeze the cooled snake gourd circles a little bit and add to beaten yogurt.
Add crushed green chilli and salt to yogurt and mix well.

Heat oil in a pan, add fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds, urad dal and broken red chillies.
When seeds start to splutter add curry leaves and hing.
Add this talimpu to yogurt bowl and serve with rice or roti.

Notes: You can steam snake gourd if you prefer.

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