Thursday, November 26, 2009

Potlakaya Kobbari kura/Snakegourd-Coconut curry

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This is a simple stir fry made up of snake gourd and goes well with rice.In our house mom rarely cooked anything with this vegetable so even I was not fancy about this vegetable and even after my marriage I never thought of buying this vegetable.But a blogger in me is tempting me these days to buy all sorts of vegetables and experiment with them.So whenever my MIL visits us I make sure that I get to learn some Andhra recipes from her and this one is one among them which I learnt when she visited us recently.

Ingredients:

1 long snake gourd(potlakaaya)
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
3-4 green chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp chana dal
a sprig of curry leaves
1/4 tsp haldi
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil


Method:
  • Cut snake gourd length wise and scoop out the flesh inside and cut into thin slices.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds,add chana dal and urad dal fry for a minute.Add curry leaves and fry for half a minute.
  • Add snake gourd slices and cook for a minute.Now add salt and turmeric to it and mix properly.Cover with a deep plate filled with water and let it cook on steam on low heat for 12-15 until snake gourd pieces are soft and done by stirring it occasionally.
  • Grind grated coconut and green chillies to a coarse paste.
  • Add this coconut mixture to the cooked vegetable and mix with it properly and let it cook on open for two mins.Remove it from heat.
Serve it with hot rice,rasam and papad.

31 comments:

Priya said...

I love this curry with hot steaming rice and papads...yummm, mouthwatering here..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds so simple to make and the curry has got an awesome colour too!

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Beautiful photography.Nice curry.

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice click prathiba,and delicious curry too...

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a yummy plate, rassam, papad and the snakegourd, delicious and comforting!!

Tina said...

Nice curry and clicks....

Gita said...

Thatz and inviting picture....love your presentation :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice click, delicious comfort food.

DEESHA said...

yummy curry & a lovely click

jeyashrisuresh said...

easy and healthy one,even i planned to make it tom.nice presentation and great click

SE(Denufood) said...

hey..such a wonderful click..looks very tempting..

Shama Nagarajan said...

simple curry..nice photo

Preeti Kashyap said...

my paati used to make it and i love it!

Preeti Kashyap said...

my paati used to make it and i love it!

chakhlere said...

I have not had this vegetable for so many days...like a year now!! My mom used to make it so nice...you made me crave it so badly!! Pls send me that plate...yummmmmmmy!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..very beautiful clicks as always...

LG said...

That plate meal looks inviting Prathibha. Kura looks tempting too

Anncoo said...

This is beautiful. Never seen a snake gourd before. Can you show me a picture of this snake gourd when you can cook this again?

sowmya.s said...

my dads favourite..looks yumm

Rohini said...

Yummy platter Prathy...So inviting kura!! We also make it in a similar way except that I add grated coconut..Will try this soon :)

Valarmathi said...

Yummy platter, simple and yummy stir fry, looks delicious.

Vidhya said...

Yummy.. Prathibha. Frankly speaking snakegourd is my least favorite.. But after seeing this picture, looks like i will take couple of bites:) Very inviting

Nandini said...

Delicious curry! Love to have it with hot steaming rice and hot piping rasam !

Cham said...

I crave for this simple veggie, but hard to find here :(

my kitchen said...

Tempting picture,looks really good

Pavithra said...

Perfect meal dear..looks yumm.

Malar Gandhi said...

elegant side dish, thats what we want at the end of the day, looks nice.

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious and love the clicks ...

forkbootsandapalette said...

lovely pic,,makes me all hungry!

sangeeta said...

i like this kind of dry curry with coconut n make it with beans , cabbage or carrots ..never tried any other veggie with this method.
i have a confusion regarding it's name as some years ago a TV cook called it foogath ( made with beans)...is that the same or it's different??

sangeeta said...

thankyou for answering my query and your lemon rasam looks very refreshing..
can i ask one ,ore question...have you ever tried this koora with moringa ( drumstick ) flowers ??

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