Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Kerala Culture

Snake Gourd- Toor Dal Thoran

Toor dal – 1 cup
Chopped snake gourd – 2 cups
Chopped green chilies – 4 nos
Chopped onion – 1 cup
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Chili powder – ¼ tsp
Garlic – 4 pods
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Dried red chilies – 3 nos
Curry leaves – as required
Grated coconut – 1 ½ cup
Salt – as required
Oil – as required
Method of Preparation:
In a pan add oil and splutter mustard seeds. To this add toor dal. Close the lid and let it cook. When it gets almost cooked, add snake gourd along with green chilies and onions. Add salt, and cook with required amount of water. Add all dry powders (turmeric, chili) and coarsely ground coconut, cumin seeds, garlic and curry leaves. Mix well and serve.


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