Wash and clean dal. Soak in a pressure cooker for half an hour with turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp oil and 1.5 cups water and cook for 15 minutes or till done (reduce the heat to medium after 2 whistles and cook for 10 mins ). Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
In a wide bowl / non-stick pan, mix boiled dal, snake gourd pieces, salt to taste and 1 kudampuli.
Mix all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on low to medium heat for 15 mins or until 3/4 done and poddele pieces softens.
Add coconut paste, mix well and cook on a low heat for 8 - 10 mins ( Do not add extra water ).
Heat oil in a frying pan. Add mustard seeds.
When they splutter, add urad dal, methi and curry leaves. Saute for 2 - 3 mins until fragrant.
Pour the seasoning over poddele gashi and mix well. Serve with rice.