There are days stretching endless with me chatting with Amma or Hubby dear about what the boys or Konda say. Like last week Konda had given me her lunch weekly menu and was insistent that I follow the menu strictly. When I saw that I had to make Fried rice, I was able to convince Peddu about it but Chinnu said he doesn't want it. I said I am not running a restaurant and he has to carry that for his lunch too. He threatened me saying he will not eat. When I came back home in the evening, Peddu rushed in to say he loved the rice and wanted it for next day also, while Chinnu was having a cross face. Looking at me, he said "I didn't eat, but my teacher fed the rice to me" Imagine saying that was a pause. He was so clear in his likings and that statement was so hilarious when he said in telugu. There have been so many other antics that I now see I haven't recorded. The way the boys have started talking, with their innocence and the smart way they think for every small thing, makes the days so wonderful. Looking at Konda, I wonder all of sudden where is my baby! She is all the typical pre teen, yes kids these days looks like they become teens by 10!
Anyway coming back to the recipe, this is a wonderful protein packed stir fry, very delicious with sambar or dal. If I am not making Podalanga Kootu, it's this stir fry that's made.
Check out how to clean or prep Snake gourd in Spice your Life. We are running the 10th edition of Blogging Marathon from today and I decided to take up Preps and Preserves.
Split Yellow Moong dal is called in tamil Paasi paruppu / Payatham paruppu / siru paruppu
Sending this to Priya for her event Cooking With Seeds-Mung/Moong Beans
Step by step picture Recipe
Snakegourd Stir Fry with Moong dal
Snake gourd / Podalanga / Potlakaya - 1 medium (this is not the long ones)
Split yellow Moong Dal / Payatham paruppu / Paasi paruppu- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Red chili flakes - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Fresh coconut, grated - 2 tsp
Dry Red Chili - 2 -3 (spicy varities)
Mustard Seeds, Urad dal - 3/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves few
How to make Paasi paruppu Podalanga Poriyal
Refer how to clean or prep Snake gourd and follow the process. Once you have squeezed out the vegetable from salted water, add 1/2 water and microwave for 10 mins.
In another mw bowl, wash and micro moong dal for 10 - 15 mins. Once done, drain the vegetable and keep it aside.
Heat a non stick pan with oil, add the seasoning ingredients. When the mustard pops, add the cooked snakegourd. Saute well. This takes about 5 mins. Then add the cooked dal and mix well, add salt and chili flakes. Simmer for 5 mins, then add the grated coconut finally and switch off.
Serve with Rice and Sambar as the side.