Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snake Gourd/Padavalanga Thoran

  1. Snake gourd / Padavalanga - 2 medium sized (approx 1 pound)chopped into small pieces
  2. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  3. Shallots - 3 chopped
  4. Green chillies - 2 chopped
  5. Curry leaves - 1 spring
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. salt - to taste
  8. Garlic - 2 cloves chopped fine(optional)
  9. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Crush together (with your hand)the grated coconut, shallots,garlic, green chillies , turmeric powder ad curry leaves and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
When it splutters add the vegetable and salt to taste and stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add in the coconut mixture and mix well.
Cover and cook on medium flame until the vegetable is cooked .
If it gives out any moisture stir fry in an open pan on high flame until the mixture is dry.
Serve with rice.
NOTE: This is the basic recipe for any kind of Thoran .You can use cabbage, beetroot,carrots, kovakka,bittergourd,beans,cauliflower etc and follow the same method.
Just adjust cooking time for each vegetable.


  1. This is my all time favorite :) looks nice..

  2. Hi

    First time here..nice dish...new to me..i'll try soon...

    cheers and Do visit


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