Pudalangai poriyal recipe, snake gourd stir fry recipe

Pudalangai poriyal recipe, snake gourd stir fry. A simple and quick dal made with split yellow lentils and snake gourd vegetable.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Nithya Govindarajan


  • 3 cups snake gourd sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • a pinch turmeric powder
  • salt as required

To season

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds, kadugu
  • 1 tsp urad dal, ulutham paruppu
  • 2 red chillies crushed
  • a pinch asafoetida, hing, perungayam
  • 1 sprig curry leaves, karuvepillai


  1. Cut the snake gourd into small chunks. Discard the white portion (flesh), and cut the snake gourd into thin slices.

  2. Heat oil in a pan. Let the mustard seeds splutter. Now add urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. When urad dal turns golden brown, add the snake gourd pieces, turmeric powder and salt.

  3. Stir well. Sprinkle water and cook covered until snake gourd turns soft, while stirring occasionally. Switch off. Now, pudalangai poriyal is ready! Serve hot with steamed rice and sambar.