Salt - to taste. Pudalangai Puttu, an authentic stir fry made from snakegourd and chana dal. Whenever i make pudalangai puttu,immediately i remember the incident that Appa shared with us in our childhood
Some common names of the pudalangai include "serpent guard" ,"padwal" in telugu its called "potlakaaya" ,in kannada its called "paduvalakaayi " ,in bengali its called "chichinga",in nepali its called "Chichindo",in oriya its called "chhachindra"
Asafoetida - pinch. I am a big fan of snack gourd from my childhood. When I was searching my fridge for a vegetable used for raita I saw snack gourd and remembered the pachadi I had in one of the marriages