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Podalangai Poduthuval: Snake Gourd Curry

Having moved to a place where snake gourds are rarely available, I almost jumped at the sight of the board in the supermarket, proclaiming that what lay in the basket under it was snake gourds.  I wouldn’t have recognized it had it not been for the board. I almost grew up on a diet of snake gourd. My Mom would prepare it almost twice a week. The snake gourds that I ate were a light green color and what I was now examining was striped in dark green. Doesn’t matter I said, it’s a slight variation of the vegetable. I set about making my favorite curry, Podalangai Poduthuval (Snake gourd curry) as it’s called in certain parts of South India, and ate it with great relish. I make a slight deviation to the traditional method by adding roasted peanuts and cumin.



Preparation time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2

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