Snake Gourd in Yogurt

28 Jun

Potlakaya Perugu Pacchadi


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


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.


7 Responses to “Snake Gourd in Yogurt”

  1. Priya June 28, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    My roomie makes this and I just love it. She crushes the green chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and menthulu together before adding to the yoghurt.

  2. Dee June 28, 2007 at 9:58 am #

    hey this is my mother’s quickfix on a busy day with chapati. We are used to this taste and its such a wonderful relish

  3. richa June 29, 2007 at 8:30 am #

    hey, that is such a nice raita 😀

  4. anusharaji June 29, 2007 at 8:53 am #

    @priya thats wonderful tip. it sure extracts more flavour into yogurt. thx 🙂
    @dee thats true….my cousin does the same
    @richa thx 🙂

  5. dipti November 21, 2007 at 6:01 am #

    hi Raji,ur Raitha loks gud, but some ppl say like should’nt eat snakeguard with tht so?

  6. Lathasubbu November 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm #



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