Potlakaya perugu pachadi | Snake gourd yogurt pachadi


Potlakaya perugu pachadi | Snake gourd yogurt pachadi

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Ingredients (240 ml cup used)

  • 2 cups of chopped snake gourd pieces / potlakaya
  • ¾ cup thick slightly sour curd / yogurt (whisked)
  • 1 tbsp. shredded ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp jeera / cumin
  • 3 green chilies (fine chopped)
  • 1 broken red chili
  • Few Coriander leaves
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt to taste

How to make the recipe

  1. Wash potlakaya under running water. With the help of a knife scrape off the whistish skin. Rinse thoroughly. Chop to cubes, remove the center part of fiber and seeds. Chop them to cubes.
  2. Pressure cook the chopped gourd for 1 to 2 whistles, depends on how tender your gourd is. You can even cook them in a pot.
  3. Once the vegetable is cooled, puree it. Can alternately skip pureeing cooked gourd and use them directly.
  4. Heat oil in a pan, add curry leaves, green chilies, mustard, cumin and allow them to splutter.
  5. Add ginger and red chili, fry to get an aroma.
  6. Add turmeric and hing.
  7. Pour the pureed gourd and fry for a min on high.
  8. Once cool, transfer potlakaya perugu pachadi to the yogurt bowl and mix well. Add coriander leaves.
  9. Ready to serve with rice or phulka

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