Nov 30, 2011

Padavilanga (Snake gourd / Poddele) Rings Fry

Padavilanga Rings Fry (Snake gourd / Poddele Fry)

A tasty side dish with Rice !!!

Serves: 2

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.

For seasoning:

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

Final preparation:

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.

1 comment:

beingFab said...

This looks like a really interesting way to cook padavalanga. Reminds me of squid rings :-)