SnakeGourd Kootu. Urad dal -1 & 1/2 tsp. Jeera/Cumin-1tsp. (Fry above ingredients except coconut in 1/4tsp of oil till light brown,cool and grind with coconut to a smooth paste). Hing-1/4tsp. Chopped snakegourd-1 medium. Turmeric powder-1/4tsp. Channa dal-1/2 cup. 1/4tsp of oil till light brown,cool and grind with coconut to a smooth paste)
I have earlier shared the pudalangaiporiyal recipe with coconut. Our most favourite way of consuming the snakegourd is the Pondicherry Style SnakeGourd Kootu and also my mother's style snakegourd dal for chapathi/roti
Clean (discard the middle soft portion) & cut snakegourd into small cubesGrind the udacha kadalai coarsely in a mixer/blenderIn a pressure cooker add the diced snakegourd, chopped onion, red chilly powder, turmeric powder & salt
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"