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Snake Gourd and prawns / Pudalangai Kootu with Prawns

Written By Angela Steffi Titus on Monday, August 22, 2016 | 8:28:00 PM

Snake Gourd with prawns is an excellent side-dish recipe which goes very well with rice.Snake Gourd is a low Calorie vegetable while having an exceptional taste.This Recipes was requested by my friend "Suganya", this took a while to get the proper recipe, finally I got this recipe from one of my friend's mother from Kerala.I never expected that this snake gourd porial would taste this good.Immediately after trying this recipe I have decided to make this Kootu more often.

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Serving Size          : 3 people

Cooking Time       : 15 min
Difficulty:
Quantity INGREDIENTS


1 Medium sized Snake Gourd / Pudalangai / புடலங்காய்
250g Prawns / Shrimp
10 Shallots
1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
2 Dry Red Chilies
few Curry Leaves
1/4 tsp  Turmeric powder
Green Chilies
1/2 tsp  Chili Powder (optional)
1/2 cup Cup Grated Coconut  
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
Salt to taste

Cooking Method


Step 1) In a pan heat 1 tbsp Coconut oil (Coconut oil enhances the taste and adds a unique flavor to the Kootu. To temper add some mustard seeds, cumin seeds,dried red chilies, some curry leaves.Then add the shallots (small onions) and green Chilies and saute it for a minute.

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Step 2) Add Turmeric powder,then add the Snake Gourd (Pudalangai) cut into small pieces,salt.Cover and cook it for 5-10 minutes.Add 1/4 cup of water if required.

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Step 3) Once the Snake Gourd is half cooked add the prawns (shrimp), Chili powder (Chili powder is optional) mix it once
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Step 4) Add the Grated Coconut and cook until the prawns are fully cooked (I have used medium sized prawns so it took 10 minutes)

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Our Delicious Pudalangai Prawns Kootu is Ready.Give this a try and post your Feedback...Happy Cooking !!!

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