Thursday, September 5, 2013

Snake gourd in Chickpea flour ( Besan)

A tasty and quick to make side dish.

Ingredients: serves 3-4

Snake Gourd           500 gms
Oil                          2 tbsp
Mustard seeds         1 tsp
Red Chilly pd          1tsp
Turmeric pd           1/2 tsp
Coriander pd          1 1/2 tsp
Ginger paste           1 tsp
Chickpea flour        2 tbsp
Salt                        to taste
Raw mango pd       1/4 tsp

Method :
  1. Wash and scrape snake gourds.
  2. Cut them into two lengthwise and remove pith.  Now cut them into small pieces.
  3. Keep them on a colander for an hour to drain off excess water.
  4. Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds.
  5. Add whole red chilly pd, turmeric pd, coriander pd, salt , ginger paste( in this order). Mix properly.
  6. Sieve chickpea flour over these spices.
  7. Mix well and add chopped snake gourd.
  8. Stir, cover and cook  on low heat till snake gourd is done.
  9. Stir a couple of times in between.
  10. Once  snake gourd is done, remove the lid and stir fry for a minute on medium flame so that it dries out completely.
  11. Mix in raw mango pd.
  12. Remove from fire.
  13. Taste and adjust salt.
  14. Serve with an Indian bread of your choice.