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Snake gourd combined with chana dal, spiced up with green chilly, coconut gratings and cumin seeds
make a yummy kuzhambu in a traditional way. This version is followed by most of the super moms in our area.
How to make this yummy kuzhambu?
Tender snake gourd one Chana dal 100 gms Turmeric one spoon Mustard seeds one spoon Fennel seeds one spoon Shallots 10 nos Curry leaves one sprig Coriander leaves two stalks Cumin seeds one spoon Shredded coconut half cup Green chilies three Sesame oil one tablespoon Salt to taste
Pressure cook the chana dal with turmeric and adequate water up to three whistles. Set aside to cool. Wash and chop the snake gourd removing the pulpy seeds. Note(The seeds along with the spongy pulp may be fried and used for making yummy chutney. Heat a wok with oil over a medium flame. Add mustard seeds to crackle. Add shallots and curry leaves. Throw one spoon of fennel seeds. Add snake gourd cubes. Saute for a while. Add turmeric. Saute for another second. Add cooked dal and…