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Kadalai Parupu - Pudalangai Poriyal (Snake Gourd- Channa Dal Poriyal)

Kadalai Parupu - Pudalangai Poriyal
We used to have Engagement function on the night before marriage in our native. Traditionally our engagement feast includes Sambar, Rasam , Milk, Kadalai Parupu - Pudalangai Poriyal and Potato Chips.  Though people now a days are opting for Tiffin varieties, this traditional feast always stay fresh in my mind. Hot rice with sambar, this poriyal and chips makes a perfect combo.. 

 Today's recipe is such exciting Kadalai Parupu - Pudalangai Poriyal. The recipe follows..

kadalai Parupu -Pudalangai Poriyal

Recipe For :2

Preparation Time : 20 minutes


Pudalangai                  - 1  (Snake Gourd)
Kadalai Parupu           - 1/4 cup  (Channa Dal)
Grated Coconut          - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds            - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                      - 1/2 tsp
Small Onions               - 2
Green Chilli                  - 2
Curry Leaves                - few
Salt                                - As required
Oil                                  - 2 tsp


  • Chop Snake Gourd into little thick pieces. Chop Small onions finely. Slit Green chili.
  • Wash and Cook Well Channa Dal. I used to pressure cook Channa dal in high flame for 5 continuous whistles.
  • Add Snake Gourd to cooked channa dal and cook for another whistle.
  • Heat oil in  a pan. Add Mustard Seeds and Urad dal.
  • When they splutter, add chopped Onions, green chilli and curry leaves.
  • After the onions turn translucent, add it to cooked dal and snake gourd.
  • Add enough salt, grated coconut and mix everything well. You can skip adding grated coconut also.
  • Your Kadalai Parupu - Pudalangai poriyal is ready to enjoy.
  • Serve it with Kuzhambu of your choice.