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July 6, 2016

Snake Gourd Seeds Chutney / Pudalai Vithai Chutney

     Snake Gourd / Pudalai is a healthy Vegetable. But we only use the pulp not the seeds. My grandma told about using the seeds for the chutney. I was very interested to try. It came out well and definitely worth a try.

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Recipe Cuisine : South Indian | Recipe Category: Chutney
Preparation Time: 5 mins  | Cooking Time: 5 mins | Yields: ¾ cup

Ingredients:
Snake Gourd Seeds ( fresh seeds)
¼ cup
Oil
1 tbsp
Split gram dal / Chana dal / kadalai paruppu
1 tbsp
Red Chilli
1 or 2
Curry Leaves
1 spring
Tamarind
Turkey berry size
Grated Coconut or Equivalent
2 tbsp
Salt
To taste

Procedure:
1. Remove the flesh from the snake gourd seeds. Then wash them thoroughly for 2-3 times.
2. Then drain the water completely using the kitchen towel.
3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add the snake gourd seeds (from 2) and fry them in medium flame till they turn into golden color.
4. Now remove the seeds from the oil and allow them to cool down completely.
5. Now heat the same oil in the same pan, add chana dal, red chilli and fry for few seconds.
6. Then add the curry leaves and fry till they become crisp.
7. Now switch off the flame and then add the tamarind. Mix them well and allow it to cool down.
8. Powder this mixture (from 7) using the dry mixie jar. Then add the roasted snake gourd seeds (from 4), grated coconut and salt.
9. Grind them into a fine paste using the little water. Tasty and healthy snake gourd seeds / pudalai vithai chutney is ready to serve.
      Serve this chutney with white rice or Idli and Dosai.
Note:
1. Adjust the red chilly level according to your taste.

2. Add urad dal instead of chana dal.

2 comments:

Prabha Chakravarthy said...

i make the chutney by frying a handful of peanuts, red chillies and a piece of hing. Sautee the pulp of snake ground with the seeds, adding a little salt and apiece of tamarind. cool and grind the fried nuts, cooked snake gourd pith mix. You can do the same thing with the peel of chow chow/bengaluru katrikai instead of snake gourd pith.

Kurinji said...

@Prabha : Thank you mam, I will try your recipe.

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