Padavalanga Thoran | Kerala Style Snake Gourd Thoran Recipe

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Padavalanga thoran recipe

Today’s recipe is an easy, yummy Kerala style snake gourd curry which is known as Padavalanga thoran in Malayalam. Basically I love Kerala thoran recipes. I used to make cabbage thoran at home regularly. This time I used Snake gourd for a change. It came out so well and flavorful. We all loved it. I am happy that I got a choice of thoran for my next Onam sadya menu. For variations, you can add payaru along with snake gourd. I also saw few recipes with eggs. 

Friends, do try this Kerala style Padavalanga thoran recipe. You will love it like us.

Check out my other KERALA RECIPES too. 

Kerala style snake gourd curry

Kerala style snake gourd curry / Pavadalanga thoran recipe

Kerala style snake gourd curry / Padavalanga thoran recipe for rice

 

Cuisine: Kerala

Category: Side dish

Serves: 3

Prep time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

 

  • Snake gourd – 2
  • Toor dal or Chana dal – 2 tbsp ( I dint use it)
  • Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water – as needed

To grind

  • Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
  • Small onion – 2
  • Green chilli – 1
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

To Temper

  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Chana dal – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Red chilli – 1

HOW TO MAKE PADAVALANGA THORAN

  1. Wash and peel the skin of Snake gourd. Chop finely.
  2. Grind coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds and onion coarsely.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
  4. Add the chopped snake gourd and dal. Pressure cook toor dal or chana dal along with snake gourd.
  5. Cook for 2 whistle in high flame. Remove and drain excess water.
  6. Add ground coconut and mix gently.
  7. Cook for few minutes and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice.

METHOD – STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash and peel the skin of snake gourd. Trim the edges. Remove the soft portion in the middle and chop finely.
  • Padavalanga thoran

  • Grind coconut, green chilli, cumin seeds and onion coarsely without adding water. Set aside.
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  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker base. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli and curry leaves.
  • Add the chopped snake gourd, chana dal or toor dal , salt and mix well. Add little water and pressure cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame and release the pressure naturally.
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  • Open the cooker and boil till the excess water drains off. Add the ground coconut paste and mix gently.
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  • Cook for few minutes in low flame. Switch off the flame and serve hot with rice.
    Enjoy !

Note

  • You can skip the dal and cook snake gourd alone.
  • Adding more coconut gives a nice flavor and taste.
  • You can skip onion while grinding coconut.


Try this easy, yummy Kerala style Snake gourd curry / Padavalanga thoran recipe and enjoy !

Padavalanga thoran recipe


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