Snake Gourd without Oil

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Snake Gourd is a fantastic vegetable loaded with many health benefits. But it has a tendency to get a oily glaze when cooked. Its something I don’t particularly fancy. This recipe gets rid of this by not using any oil.

You need:

  • Cumin seeds
  • Coriander seeds
  • Dry red chilies
  • Snake Gourd, peeled and cut into small pieces.
  • Chopped up tomato
  • Aamchoor Powder.

Heat a pan and dry roast all the spices. As they release a lovely aroma, add the snake gourd. Cook on high flame and keep stirring. As the snake gourd starts to soften up and this may take only 7 to 8 mins, taste and check if its done. If satisfied, sprinkle some aamchoor powder and salt. Mix it well. But in minute or two, this will form a slightly sticky layer at the base of the pan. Now add the tomato and mix it up. This will clean up the pan.

 

Snake Gourd Stir Fry

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Chop the snake gourd into small pieces.

Heat oil. Add a little coconut oil as it really help elevate the flavors. Fry dry red chilies, mustard seeds cumin, coriander seeds and turmeric powder. Once the crackling ends add the snake gourd. Saute and then mix in some coriander powder. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of water. Cook covered on low heat for 7-8 mins. Open and again drizzle 3-4 tablespoons of water. Cook covered for another 5 mins and now check if its done.

Enjoy with just plain curd like I do or with curd rice.

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