Padavalanga – Parippu Thoran ( Snake Gourd – Toor Dal Thoran )


200 gm padavalanga/ snake gourd, chopped
1/4 cup toor dal / thuvara parippu
1/2-3/4 cup grated coconut
2 garlic cloves
a pinch of cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1-2 green chillies
2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


  1. Crush grated coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, 1 dry red chilli and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder together and keep it aside.
  2. Wash the dal and cook in a pan adding salt and enough water till 3/4 th cooked and keep it aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add 1 dry red chilli and curry leaves.
  4. Add chopped snake gourd , chopped green chillies, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and cooked dal and mix well. Add salt to this and cook covered on low flame until the snake gourd pieces are tender.
  5. Add in the crushed mixture, stir well and cook for few minutes till all the water dries up…Remove from flame and serve with rice…

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