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Monday, November 9, 2009

SNAKEGOURD SEED THOGAYAL

INGREDIENTS:

Tender snakegourd seeds - 2 cups
Tamarind - 1/2 the size of a lemon
Coconut scraped - 1/2 cup (optional)
Dry red chillies - 3 or 4
Urad dhal - 2 tablespoons
Hing
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp.




METHOD:

This is a popular iyengar thogayal. Whenever , we see the tender seeds of snakegourd, we make this thogayal.

Scoop out the tender seeds from snakegourd.

Fry chillies, hing and seeds in oil, till
it shrinks well & the raw smell goes away.

Fry urad dhal till golden brown.

Allow it to cool. In a mixie, grind chillies, half of the urad dhal, tamarind and salt. Then add the seeds and grind it till soft. Do not add water. (Can also add coconut alongwith this, but I have not added).

Season with remaining urad dhal.

Best when mixed with rice & a little bit of gingelly oil or ghee, also with idlis and dosas.

20 comments :

  1. Its new to meeee....never tied this....

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  2. What a real coincidence we both have posted the same recipe.Its a nice thogaiyal and tasty also.

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  3. Oh this is new to me...never thought the seeds would be so useful :).

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  4. New to me. Never tasted one before. but that looks so delicious and yummy.

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  5. Hiyo! Naan thooki erinjundu irukkaen, all these days. Never knew such a delightful use of the seeds.

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  6. A real new recipe to me..Never thought we could make something with the seeds...Thnx for sharing...

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  8. I never knew about this Shanthi ji... I normally use the seeds in the curry if they are tender else throw them... sounds very simple to make too...

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  9. Good Thogala maami...I'm sure would go great with rice and ghee mixed together!

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  10. never knew that these seeds can be used for a thovayal, nice recipe!

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  11. Something very new... looks tasty :)

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  12. Unique thogayal!!Sounds gr8 and looks yummy!!!will give a try.:)

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  13. good to see such unique recipes

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  14. Nice way to use these ....yummy with hot rice

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  15. I never knew that this is edible!!

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  16. Hope u r feeling well now... Recipe looks Yummy & delicious...

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  17. Radha said...
    It is a very tasty and unique dish. I have been doing this yummy chatni years back and totally forgotten. Thanks for reminding.

    December 29, 2011.

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