Spicy Snake Gourd Curry



  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal
  • 2 teaspoons chana dhal
  • 4-5 dried red chilies
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 of a small red onion
  • 8 oz snake gourd
  • 1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste


  • Dry roast urad dhal, chana dhal, and red chilies and let cool
  • Grind together dry roasted ingredients, cumin seeds and coconut into a paste adding water when necessary
  • Slit snake gourd lengthwise and remove seeds.  Half each portion lengthwise and then cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
  • Heat oil on a saucepan and when hot, add onion and saute until transparent
  • Add snake gourd to pan with spice paste, salt , curry leaves and water.
  • Cook until gravy thickens and gourd is soft.  If needed add extra water to cook.
  • Serve with rice or roti

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