Snake Gourd And Coconut Stir Fry / Padavalanga Thoran



Snake gourd – 500gm, cut into small pieces

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Garlic – 2 small crushed

Small onions – 5 sliced

Green chillies – 2 slit

Dry red chillies – 2 broken

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Water – 1/4 cup

Salt – to taste

Grated coconut – 1/2 cup



Heat oil in a non-stick pan, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds.  Add garlic and fry for a few seconds.  Add small onions, green chillies, dry red chllies and curry leaves.  When the onions turn light brown, add turmeric powder.  Add snake gourd, water and salt.  Cook covered till done.  Open the lid and evaporate excess water, if any.  Add the grated coconut and mix well.  Cook covered for a minute.  Serve ‘Snake Gourd And Coconut Stir Fry / Padavalanga Thoran’ with rice.