Snack Gourd Pachadi - Snack Gourd in yogurt sauce - Pudalangai thayir pachadi - Snakegourd Perugu Pachadi - Simple and healthy side dish recipe - Simple Raita Recipe

I love to try different kind of pachadi / raita esp with vegetables. It is a good side dish for one pot meals. I am  a big fan of snack gourd  from my childhood. When I was searching my fridge for a vegetable  used for raita I saw snack gourd and remembered the pachadi I had in one of the marriages. So I have decided to try it out. It came out nice. 

Ingredients:

Snack gourd / pudalangai - 1 cup (diced into 1/2 inch cubes)
Curd - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Dry red chillies - 1-2 (adjust to your spice level and break into pieces)
Oil  - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Roasted Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - pinch
Garlic - 1-2 (optional)
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10
Mint / Coriander leaves - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Method:

Pressure cook the snack gourd till 1-2 whistle. Keep it aside. Beat the curd with turmeric powder, if you hv extra water from cooked snack gourd, cumin powder and salt. 
Heat kada / pan. Add oil. When it is hot add mustard seeds and let it pop. Add asafoetida, urad dhal, garlic and fry till garlic and dhal turns brown color. Add curry leaves and cooked Snack gourd. Fry for 1-2 mins. Switch it of and add beaten curd, Cooked snack gourd. Mix well. 
Garnish it with mint / coriander leaves. Served chilled with rice / roti / parathas

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