Snake Gourd / Pudalangai Kootu

Snake Gourd / Pudalangai Kootu:

Snake Gourd is very good for health..! It bring coolness to the body. Because of its high water substance, snake gourd is low in calories, fat-free but filling, and great to restrain in weight-loss menus. Snake gourd also contains a lot of fiber which can help maintain your digestive region healthy. The fiber is also helpful for those with diabetes. Snake gourd is a good resource of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus..! Eat Healthy and Live Healthy..! :)

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Snake Gourd 2 Medium size Chopped into Small Pieces Evenly

1 tsp. Oil

1 tsp. Cumin Seeds

2 Red Chilies

1 tsp. Asafetida

2 tsp. Chana Dal (Soak overnight and Cook it in a Microwave; or Just Cook it Along with Snake Gourd)


  1.  Avoid Microwave as much as possible, do not use it in a routine basis.
  2.  Instead, we can cook the channa dal and keep it in a refrigerator after drained all the water;(use snack size Ziploc bags to store it).

To Grind:

¼ Cup Fresh Coconut / Frozen Shredded Coconut

2 Green chilies

1 tsp. Turmeric Powder

1 tsp. Cumin Seeds

2 Garlic Cloves Minced / Crushed

Few Curry Leaves (May be 5-6 Leaves)


  1. In a frying pan, add oil followed by cumin seeds, red chilies and asafetida; then add the chopped snake gourd and add salt and stir.
  2. No need to add water; cover the pan with lid and cook for 4-5 minutes and then add the ground items.
  3. Cook for 2 minutes or until the raw garlic smell goes off.
  4. Then add the cooked chana dal and stir.
  5. Serve with sambar rice or kara kulambu.


Once you added the coconut mixer, do not overcook.

Video Recipe for Snake Gourd / Pudalangai Kootu in English:

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