Monday, December 15, 2014

Padavalanga Parippu Curry

Padavalanga Parippu/ Snake Gourd Mung Dal Curry

 Padavalanga/ snake gourd curry is a coconut and lentil curry which is perfect with rice.Snake gourd is soft fleshed and can be easily cooked.Tender raw snake gourd has an unpleasant smell, but it disappears when cooked. In Kerala it is common vegetable and is used in recipes like aviyal, sambar etc. I usually make thoran with parippu and padavalanga and the combo is yummy. This curry can be served over rice and is quick and easy to make.

Padavalanga- 1 medium sized
( 2 1/2 cup of cubed padavalanga)
Onion- 1 medium
Green chilly-2
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/3 tsp
salt to taste
Moong dal/ cheruparippu- 3/4 cup

To make a paste
Coconut grated 3/4 cup
Cumin- 1/2 tsp
Fennel-a pinch
Green chilly- 1

To temper
Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
Shallot- 2 diced
Dry Red chilly- 2-3
Coconut oil - 2 tsp
Curry leaves

Dry roast the moong dal/ cheruparippu till it gets a nice aroma but it should not be browned up. Allow to cools down. Wash thoroughly and add  chopped onion, turmeric powder, salt and chilly powder.Pour three cups of water and cook till the lentils becomes soft and mushy. Add the chopped snake gaurd/padavalanga, cover and cook till it becomes soft and tender.
Make a fine paste of coconut, cumin and fennel. Finally slightly crush green chilly and mix paste into the curry and mix well. Bring this to a slight boil and switch off the flame  (slight bubbling at the edges).
In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and when they splutter add chopped shallots, red chilly and curry leaves and pour it over the curry. Serve with rice.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy..


  1. looks so delicious, perfect partner of rice

  2. padavalanga means pudalangai right..Just amazing curry for some steamed rice..

  3. Looks yum.. Love the click too :)

    Ongoing event:

  4. Healthy dish, even I prepare similar to yours, but with thuvar dal.

  5. Looks yummy n love your casserole

  6. Healthy and delicious curry, perfect with a bowl of rice..

  7. I also prepare this curry with toor dal...nice looking and delicious...

  8. I am always looking for options to make for afternoon rice... looks so good... thanks for sharing...


  9. Looks yummy
    I too prepare the same curry with chana dal.But never used fennel

  10. looks healthy n delicious..njan padavalanga thoran matrame undakarullayirunnu,an easy alternative..yummy with rice :)

  11. Adipoli parippu curry suja. very nice, I make it without adding fennel. also add some roasted coconut at the end.

  12. This curry looks delecious :) Thanks for sharing :)

  13. Very flavorful and delicious curry..


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...