Sunday 17 March 2013

Pudalangai Poriyal/Snake Gourd Poriyal

Pudalangai /Snake Gourd has numerous nutritional benefits less known to most of us. It comprises of protein, carbohydrate and soluble fiber also in rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, riboflavin etc. It acts as an excellent anti inflammatory. Due to its high water and low calorie content, snake gourd is treated as an excellent remedy for diabetes, it acts as a coolent. The rich fiber content makes digestion easy and wards off constipation. The benefits of snake gourd is numerous, to learn more about it visit

Though I love snake gourd before starting this blog, I knew very little about it, but now I have learnt a lot, hope this helps all of you as well.

Now let’s see how to make pudalangai poriyal…


500 gm
Onion (optional)
½ finely chopped
Mustard seeds
¼ tsp
Cumin seeds
¼ tsp
Urad dhal
¼ tsp
Channa dhal(kadalai paruppu)
¼ tsp
Dry Red chillies
4 (change according to taste)
Turmeric powder
¼ tsp
1 tsp
As needed
Grated Coconut (optional)
2 tsp


Clean and cut the snake gourd as shown in the photos, remember to scoop out the seeds in the middle.

Heat oil in kadai add mustard seeds after it splutters, add cumin seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal, red chillies and sauté for about 30 secs. Now add the onions and sauté until golden brown, add turmeric powder and mix well.

Add the pudalangai/snake gourd, salt and sauté for 3 min. Now sprinkle some water, cover and cook the vegetable. Add the grated coconut and switch off the stove.

Yummy and healthy pudalangai poriyal is ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. One of my fav poriyal,love with hot piping rasam rice.

  2. lovely delicious dish. do visit me too.

  3. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

  4. Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

  5. simple and homey!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  6. very good collection of lovey south cuisine Thanks for sharing some of with us...

  7. Nice healthy side-dish for summer.. Thanks for link up


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