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Snake Gourd in Chilli Style Recipe : Padavalanga in Chilli style

Updated on June 27, 2013

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Medicinal value of Snake gourd

  1. Snake gourd is very much useful while treating diabetic patients; it helps in reducing weight and also to nourish the body.
  2. Snake gourd is an excellent anti-inflammatory, which can remove pus, phlegm and other toxic matters from the body.
  3. Snake gourd act as a natural antibiotic.
  4. Snake gourd does stimulate the production of body fluids and reduces dryness.
  5. Snake gourd helps in reducing bilious fever.
  6. Jaundice is cured better, by the intake of snake gourd.
  7. Snake gourd is full of fiber and hence relieves from constipation too

Snake gourd

Let me share a new recipe using snake gourd. Snake gourd is otherwise known as padavalanga in Malayalam. This is an experimented dish made out of snake gourd, the recipe seen in a magazine, my version. This tastes like chilli gobi and chilli chicken. Even those people who don't like padavalanga thoran and other recipes in which padavalanga /snake gourd is directly available to taste, will like this dish for sure.

Snake gourd is sometimes known as serpent gourd or chichinga or padwal. Snake gourd is a narrow soft skinned vegetable climber, which may reach up to 150cm in length and 8 cm in breath. According to Ayurveda, snake gourd is good for the “vitiated pitta”, constipation, diabetes, skin diseases, worm infestation, general weakness etc.

Commonly Made dishes using snake gourd in kerala

Snake gourd is one of the popularly used vegetable in the cuisines in south India. In Kerala, we mostly use the snake gourd for making –

  1. Aviyal – a gravy based dish, having other vegetables, along with grated coconut.
  2. Padavalanga thoran, a dish in which snake gourd is sliced in small pieces and used along with grated coconut and green chilies
  3. Padavalanga theeyal, a dish in which grated coconut is fried and grinded to serve an entirely different taste.

Padavalanga in chilli chicken style : Recipe

Snake gourd in chilli chicken style
Snake gourd in chilli chicken style | Source

Chilli Snake Gourd Recipe Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: One big Snake Gourd will serve Five people

Snake gourd Recipe

Step 1 : Slice Snake gourd in round,  clean it by removing the seeds.
Step 1 : Slice Snake gourd in round, clean it by removing the seeds. | Source

Snake gourd : Recipe

Step 2: Slice Onion in length
Step 2: Slice Onion in length | Source
Step 3: Slice Chillies into small pieces
Step 3: Slice Chillies into small pieces | Source

Ingredient for chilli snake gourd recipe

  • One Big Snake Gourd, Cleaned and Sliced in Round pieces
  • 2 Big Onions, Sliced
  • 6 Green Chillies, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Maida or All purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, or for taste
  • As needed Water
  • 2 tablespoon Oil, as needed ( I use coconut oil)
  • 1.5 teaspoon Pepper Powder
  • 2 teaspoon Soya souce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • .5 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • One pinch Curry leaves

instructions for chilli snake gourd recipe

  1. Clean and Slice the snake gourd into round shapes
  2. Mix Maida, cornflour, salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder along with some water to make thick paste.
  3. Dip the snake gourd into the paste and fry it in coconut oil
  4. Keep aside the fried snake gourd
  5. Now head the oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves
  6. Once the same is spluttered, add sliced onion and smash till the same turns light brown
  7. once the onions are done , add pepper powder, soya souce and sugar..
  8. then later add the fried snake gourd and mix it well so that sauce is there in every piece of snake gourd.
  9. Off the flame and use it hot
  10. Goes well with rice, chappati, paratha etc just as chicken chilli and chilli gobi is used.
  11. Happy cooking !!! do try it out & let me know your opinion.

Snake gourd : Recipe

Step 4: Dip the sliced Snake gourds into the mixture of Maida,CornFlour,Chilli powder, Salt and water & fry
Step 4: Dip the sliced Snake gourds into the mixture of Maida,CornFlour,Chilli powder, Salt and water & fry | Source

Snake gourd : Recipe

Step 5 : After spluttering mustard seeds, add Onion, Chilli, ginger garlic paste & 1 spoon sugar, 2 teaspoon soya souce and add fried snake gourd, mix it well and off the flame
Step 5 : After spluttering mustard seeds, add Onion, Chilli, ginger garlic paste & 1 spoon sugar, 2 teaspoon soya souce and add fried snake gourd, mix it well and off the flame | Source

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      DEEPA JOHN 4 years ago from Trivandrum, Kerala,India

      Thanks Mhatter99 for your visit

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this recipe.