Padavilanga Rings Fry (Snake gourd / Poddele Fry)
A tasty side dish with Rice !!!
You will need
200 g padavilanga (1 medium size piece)
½ teaspoon salt
1/2 water (100 ml)
Wash and clean padavilanga. Gently remove the outer layer. Use chopstick or big needle to remove seeds from inside. Cut into circles (1/8 – inch ).
In a bowl, boil padavilanga / poddele pieces with 1/2 cup water and salt for 10 minutes or until tender and drain out water. Keep aside.
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
½ teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
½ teaspoon urad dal
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
1 dried red chilli , broken
6 cloves garlic, chopped
6 shallots / chuvannulli / small onion, chopped
In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and urad dal. Saute for 1 minute.
Add slit green chilli and red chilli. Stir well for 2 minutes.
Add chopped garlic and shallots. Stir fry on a low to medium heat until crisp and golden color.
Add separately boiled padavilanga rings and adjust salt to taste. Gently stir well for 5 minutes or until all the seasoning ingredients well mixed with padavilanga / poddale rings. Serve as a side dish with Rice.