Potlakaya Ulli Karam ~ Snake Gourd with Spiced Onion

Potlakaya Vulli Karam Koora ~ Snake Gourd With Spiced Onion

Ingredients :

Snake Gourd : 1
Onion : 2 big sized
Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp
Chana Dal : 1 tsp
Urad Dal : 1 tsp
Turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Dry Red Chillies : 5 to 7
Curry Leaves : 2 stems
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tbsp

Method :

Wash and chop the snake gourd into small pieces and set aside. Peel and chop the onions into small pieces and keep them aside. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan. Add and fry the onions till they get light golden color. Now add the red chillies and let them fry few seconds. Switch off the flame and allow it to cool. Grind the fried onions and chillies into a paste and set aside. Heat oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal, urad dal and let them splutter. When the seeds stop popping, add the curry leaves and fry for few seconds. Then add the chopped snake gourd, salt and turmeric to it. Mix well, cover with a lid. Let it cook completely. When it's done, add the onion paste and fry for few minutes. Switch off the flame and serve with rice or roti.

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