Aug 7, 2008

Snake gourd and Green peas Curry..

After reading LG's (Taste of Mysore) comment on my Black chickpeas and snake gourd curry post, I decided to give a try to her way of using green chillies instead of the red ones.

The curry tastes really good with the use of green chillies. The entire recipe is the same as the above mentioned curry, except replacing red chillies with green ones. Also, instead of black chickpeas, this time I used the dried green peas. So thanks a lot for pointing out your version LG :).

Dried green peas - 3/4 cup
Raw rice - 2 tsp
Black pepper corns - 6-7
Green chillies - 4
Fresh/Frozen grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Garlic cloves - 7-8
Snake gourd, cleaned, de-seeded and cut into bite size pieces - 1 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/8 cup
Tamarind - 1 small piece
Salt - to taste


- Soak the green peas in water for about 8 hours. Then, pressure cook the snake gourd pieces and the peas with enough water and salt for 1 whistle.
- Roast the raw rice for a few seconds.
- Now, alongwith the rice, grind the coconut, green chillies, garlic, tamarind & black pepper together.
- Add this ground paste to the boiled gourd and peas. Once this comes to a boil, adjust salt, add milk, bring to a boil and take off heat.
- Serve hot with rice or rotis.

Note : Adjust the quantity of green chillies and black peppercorns to suit your spice level.

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LG said...

:) glad you liked my version and happy to see that you blogged it too...hesarukaalu jote padavalakayi looks great!

Shilpa said...

Hmm another version...I have to try this.

Khayi asa tu? busyve? aaj kal deesana?

Vanamala said...

Padavalakayi gravy nice one

Kumudha said...

I like this dish, but I don't padavalakayi in grocery stores.

The gravy looks so yummy!

Uma said...

delicious curry! all green. Yummy.

Meera said...

looks very delicious!! Will try soon if I get padwal at Indian stores.

LG said...

you have and award on my blog :)