Snake gourd coconut dish

Padavalanga Thoran


  1. Padavalanga ( snake gourd) nicely chopped – 200 gms
  2. Carrot chopped – 100 gms
  3. Onion chopped – 1 small ( instead, you may use 4-5 shallots chopped for better taste)
  4. Green chilly thinly chopped – 2- 3
  5. Turmeric powder – a pinch
  6. Curry leaves
  7. Cumin ( Jeera) – a pinch
  8. Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  9. Red chilly cut into pieces – 1 ( optional )
  10. Coconut grated – 2 tbspoon
  11. Salt
  12. Oil


  1. Heat oil in a pan, sputter mustard seeds, add cumin, red chilly fry for a minute.
  2. Add chopped onion stir well, add green chili, curry leaves and fry for 2- 3 minutes .
  3. Add chopped snake gourd, carrot, turmeric powder and salt – mix well – keep all of them together using the spatula – cover and cook on low flame- Stir occasionally, if it sticks to the bottom, sprinkle some more water in between. It will take 5- 6 minutes to cook, It may vary, depends on the size of the chopped vegetables.
  4. Add freshly grated crushes coconut, mix very well – keep for 2-3 minutes more by stirring continuously, while on the fire.
  5. Serve with roti or rice.

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