Jun 12, 2013

Pudalangai Poriyal / Snake Gourd Poriyal / Spiced Snake Gourd Dry Curry

Snake gourd is one of my most hated vegetable. But this poriyal has totally changed my mind. It is sweet, spicy and taste great with any gravy of your choice. You can check out my snake gourd bhajji too. I hope you will try this and let me know what you think. 

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Snake Gourd / Pudalangai - 1chopped finely (around 3 cups)

Onion - 1 small chopped finely
Sambar Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 1 
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Heat oil in a kadai. Add in all the seasoning ingredients and let it crackle for a min.

Add in onions and saute for a min till it turns translucent.

Add in chopped snake gourd and saute for a couple of mins.

Add in salt and sambar powder and saute well.

Pour in a splash of water and cover the pan. Cook this for 5 -10 mins till the snake gourd is cooked.

Now remove the lid and saute the poriyal on high heat for 5 mins.

Serve with rice and any curry of your choice.

Take snake gourd

Cut them and remove the seeds

Chop them finely

Now take all other ingredients

Heat oil

Add in seasoning ingredients

Add in onions

Saute well

Add in snake gourd

Saute with the spices

Cook for few mins

Add in sambar powder and salt

Saute well

Add a splash of water

Mix well

Cover and cook

Till everything is cooked



  1. Such a delicious and healthy side dish.. looks great !!

  2. I miss this looks looks delicious!

  3. Hello

    I made this yesterday throwing in a bit of grated coconut at the end. Delicious and didn't require a lot of work. I've blogged about this so hope you don't mind me linking to this post for the recipe. Cheers! :D

  4. Hi i tried this, after cooking the snake gourd is not edible, it looks raw. So i poured more water and boil it for some more minutes, i tried this for 3 times. Then only the snake guard becomes edible. And the pan also get more heat and sides of pan becomes black, due to that the taste goes down. Can you suggest what i need to do for making the snake gourd edible. Thanks for your nice post. Really it will help the peoples like me.

  5. @AnonymousSnake gourd doesn't need much time to cook at all. Just 10 to 12 mins is enough. Try to get tender gourd. And if your pan turns black, then you should use a thick bottom pan. Dont cook this on a high heat, use low to medium heat alway, so the vegges cooks slowly and perfectly.

  6. Instead of sambar piwder can i use chilly powder

  7. @Arooshiya Mafasadd little chilli powder and coriander powder


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