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Stuffed Snake Gourd

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Pudalangai PooranamStuffed Snake Gourd

one foot long tender snake gourd
1 tbsp lime juice
3/4 salt (to taste)
2 tbsp oil

Ground to a smooth paste
3/4 cup grated fresh coconut
3-4 green chillies
2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup water

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 dried red chilli, halved
1 sprig curry leaves

1. Chop off and discard both ends of a snake gourd. Slice snake gourd into 1 inch pieces, without peeling it. Scoop out seeds from within the slices to make hollow cylinders. Set aside
2. Mix spice paste with lime juice and half the salt.
3. Heat oil for tempering in a pan over moderate heat. Add remaining ingredients for tempering in the order given. When mustard seeds splutter, add spice paste and fry over low heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring continously.
4. Remove pan from heat. Cool and stuff snake gourd cylinders with spices.
5. Place a frying pan over moderate heat and add 2 tbsp oil. Add stuffed snake gourd, sprinkle with a little water, and cook over low heat for 8-10 minutes, till tender. Stir gently, taking care not to break them.

Serve hot as a side dish with rice or roti.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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