1 Cup of finely chopped Snake Gourd, with the seeds removed
1/2 cup of Toor/Tuvar Dal
1 Green chilli sliced in slants! :-)
2 cloves garlic, crushed [ optional]
Fresh Curry Leaves
Cook the Dal with the turmeric powder. This can be done in two ways:
* cook the dal and mash it well or
*cooked but still retains the shape.
Add the finely chopped snake gourd, crushed garlic cloves and salt to the dal and let it come up to a boil.
Turn to simmer and let the snake gourd cook: about 8-10 minutes.
Drizzle with coconut oil and add fresh, torn curry leaves.
Simple Padavalanga Mulagushyam without the coconut-cumin paste !
Surprisingly this curry goes well with plain yogurt; the combination was rice, pappadams/fried curd chillies and mango pickle in brine.