Snake gourd -1/4 kg
Tur dal /split yellow moong dal -1/4 cup
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Sambar Powder -3/4 tsp
Oil -2 tsp
For the grinding
Urad dal -1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 1/2 tsp
Red chillies – 2
Whole black pepper – 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut -1/4 cup
Heat a tsp of oil and fry the above ingredients, adding coconut at the end. Grind it to a smooth paste adding little water.
For the seasoning
Mustard – 1 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Hing/asafoetida – a pinch
Curry leaves -few leaves
First cut snake gourd vertically and scoop out the seeds. Then
cut snake gourd into small pieces. Do not cut it finely
Cook dal till soft and mash it well. Keep it aside.
Cook snake gourd in water, adding salt, turmeric powder and sambar powder till soft. Do not over cook.
Now add the cooked dal and the grounded paste and bring it to boil.
Season the kootu with the ingredients for seasoning. (ie heat oil, add mustard seeds ,when it splutters, add urad dal, hing, curry leaves and add it to the kootu.)
Other Kootu recipes which you will surely love it.
Plantain flower kootu
Ladies finger kootu
Bottle gourd kootu
Plantain stem yogurt kootu
Spinach with lentils
Meet you all with an interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of padhuskitchen.
wow this is my fav koottu, beautiful snake carving…superb padhu
Excellent kuttu! Wat a Presentation,luks very nice…
Snake gourd looks cute 🙂
Nice simple recipe with dal.
Wow! I really like your snake with snake gourd, looks really cute.
Great,, good recipe.
I really like this dish and the way you present your recipes.
An Open Book
interesting recipe..next time i get my hands o snake gourd, il give this a go
Infact I too was having connectivity problem since morning. Things are better now. First of all beautiful snake gourd carving. Another healthy side dish from you Padhu…
I never tried snackgroud so far but this looks gud ..nice pic
lovely dish…. the snake grouds look cute:-)
first of all very nice presentation padhu , my children and myself like this kootu very much but for grinding i use only coconut and aniseed, next time i will try as you said ….
nice presentation & super kootu..
Wow taht snake carving looks so cute Padhu…Delicious kootu..
wow snake looks so cute…easy and yummy one 🙂
my fav.kootu.looks delicious and cute presentation with the harmless snakes
Presentation is just awesome padhu,.loved the dish too
kootu looks yummy n inviting not the snacks :)….lol…i love this kootu …nice presentation too
never had this veggie before..looks and sounds healthy option…must try..love that cute craving of snake with the veggie…very creative of you..
yummy kootu….luk delicious
Look like two snakes are happy there Padhu. I like snake gourd kootu very much. Amma make lot of dishes with them
wow..thats a lovely presentation dear….lovely kootu…
Great kootu and super cute snakes.
Snake gourd kootu looks very delicious.
Delicious Kootu..presentation is awesome.
I loved the two cute snakes u made….very creative…:)
Oh dear.. the snake looks sooooo cute 🙂 lovely ideas 🙂 great presentation 🙂
delicious and superb carving!!!
I like this recipe. The presentation is awesome!
Cute presentation and delicious kootu, my fav..
Wonderful presentation, Padhu..This koottu is new to me, looks very tasty..
Nice Kootu..thanks for sharing.
Looks like a great way to run down snake gourd to my husband's belly. My south Indian friends at work often get this and I enjoy it immensely.
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padhu really interesting kootu.. liked the snakegpurd with lentils.. best with rice too.. u know this snake will have all those delicious kootu.. nice decoration..
Perfect fulfilling kootu:)
I am drooling PAdhu.We very rarely get those tender snake gourds.The one that comes to us are thick skinned.Perfect Kootu.
Very nice presentation. Thanks for visiting my blog. Started following you.
Nice presentation. Lovely curry.
Like this, looks tempting and delicious.
Hi dear…this is really cute and yummy presentation…nice dish
Creative presentation,I have never had the chance to this vegetable.
you are always so creative in your presentation! looks delicious
Hi Padhu..tried this recipe today..tasted excellent! i used moong dal though…just prefer using moong to toor whenever possible..
Have tried it today.. wow!!! Yummy.. it came very well and tasty.. thanks for sharing the recipe..
Tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out great.
We had it with rasam and the combo was wonderful & very tasty to have.Mixing it with curd& sadaam or just mixing it with sadaam,in either wa it tastes awesome.perfect measures&method that beginners can do it easily.thanks for sharing this recipe and the presentation is wonderful.
its great…luv it…:-)
can we use moong dal instead of tur dahl
Yes, you can use moong dal instead of tur dal for this kootu
very good! thanks
Thanks. The taste is very good. But I don't know how to make it like snake as picture.
I used Ridge gourd instead of snake gourd and filleted the rest of the recipe as is and it came out super yummy!! Thank you for the recipe.
Venkataraman B N
for giving these variety of kootu.
Lately I tried this kind of toran and kootu with
Parwal available in North india.
I cut the vegitable very finely for tooran and
it tasted just like snake gourd, only when i told it is
parwal people distinguished it from thick skin.
parwal kooto was also liked by my NI friends.
Louki (bottle gourd) had already been covered.
You can suggest the other north indian veg like
parwal, tinda in your site as alternate to our
traditional items like snake gourd
Have tried ur other kootu recipes in case wanted to cook in a pressure cooker with moong dhal how many whistles needed for snake guard?
Just 2 or 3 whistles.
Just need a tip. What mistake in the above procedure could make the dish a little bitter.
Can I pressure cook podalangai with dal? Should I remove podalangai skin and seeds?
My peerkangai thovayal also tasted a little bitter last time. Usually both the dishes comes out well. Not sure what mistake I am making. Kindly help. Thanks.
A big fan of your site and recipes for many years now. The kootu is a big hit with my wife and daugther. Daugther and I have been intrigued about how to carve that snake we see in the pic. Would you be able to share some tips please.