Potlakaya kobbari kura/snakegourd-coconut curry

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This is a simple stir fry made up of snake gourd and goes well with rice.

  • Potlakaya Kobbari kura/Snakegourd-Coconut curry
  • Potlakaya Kobbari kura/Snakegourd-Coconut curry, Photo 2
Recipe type:
Main Dish
Number of serving:
2 servings
15 min
Cook time:
20 min
Ready in:
35 min
Very Easy


- 1 long snake gourd(potlakaaya)
- 1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
- 3-4 green chillies
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon urad dal
- 1 teaspoon chana dal
- a sprig of curry leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon haldi
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil


Step 1

Cut snake gourd length wise and scoop out the flesh inside and cut into thin slices. Heat oil in a kadai and crackle mustard seeds, add chana dal and urad dal fry for a minute.

Step 2

Add curry leaves and fry for half a minute. Add snake gourd slices and cook for a minute. Now add salt and turmeric to it and mix properly.

Step 3

Cover with a deep plate filled with water and let it cook on steam on low heat for 12-15 until snake gourd pieces are soft and done by stirring it occasionally.

Step 4

Grind grated coconut and green chillies to a coarse paste. Add this coconut mixture to the cooked vegetable and mix with it properly and let it cook on open for two minutes.

Step 5

Remove it from heat. Serve it with hot rice,rasam and papad.


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