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Snakegourd Gramdal Poriyal

Snakegourd Pieces cooked with gramdal and spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This Snakegourd Gramdal Poriyal is an easy, tasty and popular side-dish only needs 9-10 mins microwave cooking-time. This can be made as a main-dish by adding 1 cup fresh coconut milk and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and microwave this dish 4 more mins.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Snakegourd pieces(chop after peeling)
    • 5 tsp Gramdal(half-cooked for 6 mins with 1 1/2 cup water,little salt and 1 green-chilli(slit))
    • 1 tbsp coarse coconut paste(ground with 1/2 tsp cumin seeds,1 small onion)
    • 1 tbsp finely chopped onions
    • 3 whole red chillies
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 2 tsp refined oil
    • 1 tsp salt to taste


    1. Do not strain the water (from the half-cooked gram dal).
    2. Take a microwave bowl and mix all the ingredients and Microwave(high) this mixture 8 mins.
    3. If u need this dish with gravy, add 1 cup fresh coconut milk and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and microwave(high) this mixture 4 more mins.
    4. Serve this Snakegourd-Gramdal Poriyal  hot with rice and sambar or chapathis.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Divya.Take a microwave bowl,add 5 tsp Gramdal(cleanedl),1 tsp gingely oil,1 1/2 cup water,little salt and 1 green-chilli(slit) and mix this well. Microwave this on high for 6 mins.Don't strain the water.



    Hi Christy, Did you half cook the dal in micro? If yes how?