Snake Gourd (padval) Thoran


  • Snake gourd – 1/4 kilo
  • Coconut ( grated ) – 1 cup
  • Green chilli – 4
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Dry red chilli  – 2
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Oil – as required


1. Remove seeds of snake gourd and cut it into a very small pieces.
2. Now grind coconut, green chilli, garlic, cumin, coarsely.
3. Heat oil in a frying pan.
4. Add mustard, red chilli, curry leaves.
5. When mustard seeds starts spluttering, add chopped padval, turmeric powder, salt and cover the pan with a lid and cook.
5. When snake gourd is half cooked, add ground paste and mix properly.
6. Now the snake gourd thoran is ready to serve.

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