Saturday, June 6, 2020

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
This curry is a real delicacy....
The soft snake gourds stuffed with lentils!!!
Can you imagine???
Yes...like our soft hearts holding so many traumas and worries....
So, everything is possible...


Ingredients
Snake gourd - medium sized, 1
Tur dhal - 3/4 cup, soaked for 2 hours
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Green chillies - 2
Fresh cilantro - 3-4 tbsps, chopped
Salt to taste


To season
Cooking oil - 3-4 tbsps
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
A pinch of salt to sprinkle

Recipe cuisine: South Indian; Category: Lunch/dinner
Prep time: 20-25 mts;  Cooking time: 25 mts

Serves 2-3

Soak tur dhal for 2 hours


Wash, wipe the snake gourd and cut into 4 pieces as shown above


Drain the dhal


With a long spoon, scoop out the pith carefully without breaking the wall


Load the blender jar with  the following things...green and red chillies, turmeric powder, hing powder and salt


And pulse to a coarse powder


Then add the dhal, drained well, with no water


Grind to a not--too-coarse paste, not too thick too. 


Add the chopped coriander leaves and......


mix well


Carefully stuff the snake gourd, for which we have removed the pith and have kept them like empty barrels



Keep them on a steamer plate, cook for 15 minutes



The cooked pieces. Now comes the important task...let them aside for 45 minutes to an hour for cooling down. If you touch or try to do anything while it is hot, there are chances of them breaking. Infact, after cooking, I kept them inside the fridge for 30 minutes, so that they will become solid.


Then chop them into roundels...aren't they pretty???


Heat oil in a pan, season mustard seeds...and...most important!! sprinkle a pinch of salt, so that the outer skins of snake gourd roundels will take in some.


After mustards splutter, arrange the roundels one by one gently...with great Shraddha and Saburi!!!


Let them get roasted on medium flames, carefully flip them over one by one. Not in a group


Serve this yummy curry with lunch, and I am sure, this will be wiped off first!!!



This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com


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