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Snake Gourd Dalia Fry

12 Sep

Potalakaya Gulla Senaga Podem.

Snake gourd is peeled and chopped. Dalia / roasted gram is ground into fine powder. Snake gourd is cooked in oil along with spices till soft and is seasoned with dalia powder. Serve snake gourd dalia fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Snake Gourd Dalia Fry.


Snake Gourd 1
Dalia / Roasted Gram 4 Tbsps
Garlic 2 Cloves
Red Chile Powder 1/4 tsp
Salt to Taste


Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 5
Oil 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Peel and slice the garlic cloves.
Peel, remove ends and wash the snake gourd.
Discard the seeds and chop snake gourd into small pieces.

Grind dalia and salt into fine powder using a spice grinder.
Bring to boil a cup of water, add chopped snake gourd.
Boil till snake gourd is soft but whole and strain the snake gourd.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add garlic cloves.
Fry briefly and add cooked snake gourd
Fry for a minute, add ground roasted gram powder and red chili powder.
Remove from heat and serve snake gourd dalia fry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure snake gourd is cooked well.

Suggestions: If snake gourd is not cooked well, cook covered on low flame till snake gourd turns soft but whole.
Variations: Check other snake gourd recipes here.
Other Names: Snake Gourd Dalia Fry, Potalakaya Gulla Senaga Podem.