Padavalakai palya recipe | How to make snake gourd stir fry | Patlakai palya

By Latha on February 23rd, 2018

padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fryPadavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry recipe explained with step by step pictures. Padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry is prepared using snake gourd, coconut, red chili, jaggery, salt and cumin seeds. Padavalakai palya or curry goes very well with rice or chapathi.

I have posted one more Padavalakai kalasu or jeerige kootu recipe on this website. It has a sweetish gravy and very tasty. Kindly have a look. Generally in snakegourd recipes coconut and cumin seeds masala is used. I really don't know the reason behind it.

When I was young, my parents used to grow this. And we call it by name patlakai. Like any other vegetable, snake gourd has numerous health benefits. Snake gourd detoxifies the body, improves digestion, strengthens the immune system, improves strength and quality of the hair and aid in weight loss. It is also helpful to treat diabetes.

You can find many palya or stir fry recipes on this website like sweet potato palya, pumpkin palya, bendekayi or ladies finger palya, bittergourd sweet curry, thondekai palya, Mixed vegetable palya, beans palya, badanekayi palya, Hagalakayi palya, Boodu kumbalakai or ash gourd palya and north karnataka special zunka vadi recipes.

Or if you are looking for more Karnataka style curry recipes then do visit our curries section.

Padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 medium sized padavalakai or snake gourd
  2. 1 tsp urad dal
  3. 1 tsp gram dal or chana dal
  4. 4 - 6 tsp cooking oil
  5. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  6. 1 red chili (optional)
  7. A big pinch of turmeric powder
  8. A big pinch of asafoetida
  9. 4-5 curry leaves
  10. 1 small gooseberry sized jaggery
  11. Salt as per your taste
  12. Water as required

Ingredients for grinding:

  1. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  2. 1 - 2 red chili
  3. 1/2 cup grated coconut

Instructions for making padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry:

  1. Scrape lightly, wash and chop the snake gourd into small pieces. chopped snake gourd for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  2. Next take oil in a frying pan and heat it. Add in 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal and 1 tsp chana dal.tempering for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  3. When the mustard seeds splutters and urad dal turns brown, add in broken red chili and curry leaves. Also add in turmeric powder and asafoetida.tempering for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  4. Add in chopped snake gourd and give a quick mix.Chopped snake gourd for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  5. Add in salt and jaggery. Give a quick mix.salt and jaggery for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  6. Add little water, bring it to boil and close the lid.cooking padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  7. Stir in between and cook until soft under low flame.cooked pumpkin for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  8. Meantime dry grind the grated coconut, red chilies and 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds using a small mixie jar.grind coconut and red chili for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  9. Wait until snake gourd is cooked. Add in ground coconut, red chili and cumin seeds masala.ground masala for padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry
  10. Give a quick mix. Switch off the stove and serve it with hot steaming rice or chapathi.padavalakai palya or snake gourd stir fry

Dear reader, We have a brief Kannada description of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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