Potlakaye -Snake-gourd Perugu Pachadi

1 long Snake-gourd - Potlakaye
2 Green Chilies
1” Ginger
Few Curry Leaves
4 cups Curd

Take 2 tsp of ghee in a small skillet. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds and let splutter, and then add ½ jeera, ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds, ¼ tsp vammu, hing and 1 red chili. Fry till all items are roasted well and a nice aroma fills the room. Then add chopped chilies, ginger and curry leaves.

Transfer tadka alone from the skillet and add the chopped gourd in the skillet and add a cup of water and salt. Let cook till the gourd is soft. Drain the excess water.

In a vessel take curd and beat is nicely without adding water. Add turmeric, salt, chopped coriander and the previously made tadka- poppu. Then add cooked vegetable, mix well.

This is a good side dish with hot rice.

Other vegetables that can be used to make Perugu Pachadi are:
Potatoes (boiled and peeled), fresh grated coconut, roasted brinjal (brinjal has to roasted on fire) and cucumber (raw chopped). Procedure is same with the curd part of the preparation.

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