Padavalanga – Vanpayar / Snake Gourd – Red Beans Thoran


1 cup padavalanga/ snake gourd, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup vanpayar/ red beans
1/2 cup grated coconut
2 green chillies
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
2 dry red chillies
curry leaves
2 tsp oil


  1. Soak vanpayar in water for 5-6 hours and pressure cook it by adding enough water and salt and keep it aside.
  2. Crush grated coconut and green chillies together and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and add urad dal, dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add chopped padavalanga, cooked vanpayar, turmeric powder and salt and cook covered in low flame for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add crushed coconut mixture, mix well and cook for 2 minutes…Remove from flame and serve with rice..

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