Snake Gourd (Chichinda) Curry

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 250 g - snake gourd (chichinda)
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - chana dal/split Bengal gram
  • 2 - whole dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - dried mango powder (amchoor)
  • 1 - medium onion, chopped
  • 3-4 - curry leaves
  • 4 tbsp - gram flour (besan)
  • 4 tbsp - vegetable oil
  • To taste - salt

How to Make Snake Gourd (Chichinda) Curry

  • In a small wok, dry roast the besan until light brown, and keep aside.
  • Wash snake gourd and scrape the skin with a knife.
  • Cut lengthwise into half and scoop out seeds and the white portion.
  • Chop it into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan and pop mustard seeds.
  • Add chana dal, curry leaves, red chillies and onion in that order, and roast till golden.
  • Add chopped snake gourd, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder, and mix well.
  • Cook covered on low heat until tender.
  • Add the roasted besan and amchoor powder and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes till all the ingredients are mixed well.
  • Serve with chapatti and dal.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana