Monday, 10 June 2013

Pudalangai Poriyal (without coconut) | Padavalanga Upperi | Snake Gourd Stir Fry

Snake Gourd boiled with onion & sauteed with Roasted Gram


Friends & fellow mates, I am back from THE long vacation. Food, food & food everywhere. Savoring the chakkas & maangas & payasams (Jackfruit, Mango, & Kheer), I had a really good foodie vacation. And yes, you could say that it was this so called writer's block that took me a week after I am back, to post something new !! Or is it my lethargy or the need to clean & set up my home as it was before ;) Anyways, the reasons could be plenty, but the point is that it's been a long long time since I took a serious peep into my blog & so I am back with a vegetarian side dish :)


This is a very simple easy to make recipe with a slight twist in the climax. Who doesn't like a twist, isn't it !! Usually we add grated coconut or roughly ground peanuts at the end of a veggie stir fry. For a change, it is roasted gram this time.. Or as u may call it, pottu kadalai or udacha kadalai (chutney dal or fried gram). Taste is high & also the crunchiness. A very taste effective way to substitute your daily share of coconut, right? So shall we dive into the recipe??



I Took: 30 minutes


Serves: 2-3 portion


Recipe Source: Ma


I Used:

Snake Gourd (Pudalangai) - ½ cup
Onion - 1 no (medium sized - chopped)
Roasted Gram (Udacha Kadalai) - 1 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - ½ tsp
Mustard - ½ tsp
Curry leaves - A sprig
Salt - As Needed

The Way:

  1. Clean (discard the middle soft portion) & cut snake gourd into small cubes
  2. Grind the udacha kadalai coarsely in a mixer/blender
  3. In a pressure cooker add the diced snake gourd, chopped onion, red chilly powder, turmeric powder & salt. Add a little water & mix
  4. Pressure cook the gourd for a whistle and release the full pressure immediately. This is to allow the gourd to cook & at the same time to prevent it from getting mashed
  5. In a kadai, heat up 2 tsp oil. Splutter mustard & curry leaves
  6. Add the cooked snake gourd to it & saute for it to become dry leaving off the excess water
  7. Add the coarsely ground udacha kadalai & mix well & remove from fire 
Serve hot with rice & Sambar

Cheers,
Chitz

41 comments:

  1. Welcome back. Stir fry looks delicious

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  2. Pudalangai poriyal looks yummy..

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  3. Hey Chitz so glad to see u back phew!!! this was a really long vacation but u had fun right!!!:)and don't remind me of chakka and manga :(
    Upperi looks so good.. ages since I saw snake gourd in our store here:)

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    1. Haha.. Our love for chakka, maanga & theenga never ends na??

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  4. Welcome back Chitra, the curry looks yummy!

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  5. welcome chitra, curry looks so good

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  6. Glad to have you back. Its good to have a break and come back fresh and alert, though like you have mentioned, the starting words for the intro can be difficult to let go.

    Love this curry and our kind of dish with our usual rice.

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  7. Welcome back and that's a lovely side dish..:-)Reading the post makes me miss home!

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  8. Welcome back dear :) this is one of my fav sides...perfectly made...

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  9. Yeayyyy you are back!!! Had lots of fun and food back at home I guess :) The poriyal looks really good. I will have to try your way soon :)

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    1. Yes dear !! Lotsa fud & fun :)

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  10. welcome back chitra... hope to see more of you in action... :) the poriyal is deliciousl...

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  11. A rather long vacation, hope you enjoyed a lot and so happy to have you back:) Love the Poriyal

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  12. welcome back and platter looks tempting

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  13. Glad to see u back Chitra.. Poriyal without coconut looks fantastic, love the way u prepared with roasted gram.

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  14. Glad to see u back...pudalanga poriyal looks yum !

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  15. loved that platter..hope i can have that for lunch:)

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  16. Aha, welcome back madam ji!! Seriously whatz with the very long break?? I was about to file a complaint with cops!! HaHa!!
    Good to have you back with a bang.
    Poriyal looks spot on, love the fact that you have retained the pleasant green color of podalangai! But I have never added Roasted Gram in poriyal! Awesome shot with the rice, arachu vutta sambar and this poriyal!

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    1. Thanks dear :) And thank God u didn't file any complaints !! Now that I'm back, let's have lots of fun :)

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  17. wow this is simple yet elegant snakegourd recipe.

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  18. thank for stopping at my space,glad to follow to follow u back

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  19. This looks delicious. I often make green beans this way.

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  20. Nice to see u back Chitz, Pudalangai poriyal looks awesome and very yummy, I like that u have added roasted gram...

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  21. welcome back, Chitz !!! did wonder what in the world is keeping you back. either you found a job, or went on vacation. and thats its the latter..great ! soo. wiht all the chakas and manghas and the tenghaas..:( am still stuck here in kuwait.

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    1. Go girl, take a break soon !! U definitely need one with ur lovely boys :)

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  22. Delicious and nice poriyal..

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  23. Chitz Where were u? Good to c u back, Chitz my paati used to make this poriyal..u reminded me of her..Very delicious..heading to the shop to make some soon..

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    1. That's soo nice to hear dear :) I was away on a looong vacation to India :)

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  24. Hi Chitz Glad to see you back :) Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I know it will take some time to settle first. Pudalangai Poriyal looks really fabulous. Lovely click with plain rice and sambhar.

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    1. Yup dear.. A lovely holiday it was :)

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  25. wow...looks yumm...I love that last pic with the sambar dripping down the rice and that lovely poriyal on the side...n glad u had a great vacation, I want one badly!

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  26. They look so perfect. Beautifully done:)Yummy indeed :)
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  27. Looks extremely yummy! Good to have you back,Chitz! :)
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  28. Thanks everyone for your warm welcome back & hearty comments :)

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  29. Yummy and delicious stir fry.. Perfect with sambar rice Chitz :-)

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