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Snake Gourd Cilantro Curry

2 Mar

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Snake Gourd Cilantro Curry.

Snake gourd is peeled and the chopped before boiling in salted water. It is then briefly fried in oil along with spices and freshly ground cilantro leaves mixture. Serve snake gourd cilantro curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Makes: around 4 Servings of Snake Gourd Cilantro Curry

Ingredients:

Snake Gourd 1 Long
Green Chiles 2 – 3
Dalia 1/2 Tbsp
Cilantro a Bunch
Salt to Taste

Talimpu:

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, wash, discard seeds and chop snake gourd into small pieces (around 3 Cups).
Wash, separate leaves and roughly chop cilantro.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.
Pulse the cilantro leaves and green chiles without adding any water or with very little water.
Grind dalia into fine powder.

Bring to boil around a cup of water, add snake gourd and salt.
Boil till snake gourd is just cooked. Strain the snake gourd and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add cooked snake gourd pieces.
Fry for few seconds, stir in cilantro mixture and dalia powder.
Cook on low flame for a minute or two and remove from heat.
Serve snake gourd cilantro curry with steamed rice and dollop of ghee.
Notes: Make sure snake gourd is cooked well before removing from heat.

Suggestions: If snake gourd is not boiled till cooked, cook covered in the pan with a splash of water till snake gourd is cooked.
Variations: Check other recipes with snake gourd here.
Other Names: Snake Gourd Cilantro Curry.