9 September 2016

Snake Gourd Thokku

Snake Gourd is a water content vegetable with lots of nutrients. Apart from lots of vitamins and minerals it is low in calorie, thus suitable for diabetic patients. It is also known to lessen fever.
This can be apt for lunch box. You can wrap it inside dosai and the dosai will stay moist till lunch.

Snake Gourd Thokku

No. of Servings : 5


Snake gourd - 250 gms

Onion - 1 medium

Tomato - 2 medium

Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Red chilli powder - 2 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 3 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1tsp

Salt to taste

Preparation Method

1. Puree tomatoes, keep aside.

2. Finely chop snake gourd and pressure cook for 3 whistle, keep aside.

3. In a kadai, heat oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds, when the seeds bring to crackle add onion.

4. When the onion turns translucent add ginger garlic paste and sauté till a nice aroma comes.

5. Then add tomato puree, red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and cook till oil separates on top of the masala.

6. Add the cooked snake gourd. Sauté for 5 minutes.

7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with dosai or chapati.