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Snake guard with toor dhal is yummy and it is perfect combination with steamed rice served with some spicy stir fried vegetable.

Ingredients :

Toor dhal - 1/2 cup
Snake guard - cubed 1/2 cup
Mustard - 1 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Curry leaves
Oil and salt - as required

For grinding :

Coconut - 1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic- 1 pod
Green chilli - 2

Method :

1. Pressure cook the dhal with water and turmeric.
2. Boil the vegetables and keep it aside.
3. Add the dhal to the vegetable.
4. Grind the above ingredients to a fine paste.
5. Add the ground one to the dhal and vegetable mixture.
6. Let everything comes to boil stir occasionaly.
7. Season it with mustard, urad and curry leaves.
8. Serve hot with rice and stir fries.

Note :

When boiling the vegetable do not add more water as already it is has more water content vegetable it leaves more water.

Nandinis food  – (May 1, 2009 at 11:18 AM)  

I love snake guard kootu! Tempting and lovely pics!

Vishali  – (May 1, 2009 at 11:44 AM)  

wow so tempting Pavitra...never made with snake gourd....will try sometime....looks delish!

Lavanya  – (May 1, 2009 at 12:20 PM)  

awesome pic pavitra..i heard we can make dal with snake gourd..i never tried it..looking good!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (May 1, 2009 at 12:53 PM)  

Awesome presentation! You will get me to eat things I dont like!

Pooja  – (May 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM)  

Dal looks tempting..Great shots! Have never made with snake gourd. This is a nice idea :)

kittymatti  – (May 1, 2009 at 3:10 PM)  

very nice.. laways used moong dal with this veggie, will try toor dal next time! Nice click:)

Uma  – (May 1, 2009 at 3:19 PM)  

ooh, that looks so comforting and mouth-watering Pavithra! Nice pic as always :)

Pooja  – (May 1, 2009 at 5:00 PM)  

New to me pavithra..Yummy dal..

Sujatha  – (May 1, 2009 at 5:22 PM)  

Nice decoration! and the koottu looks lovely!

My first time here, and loved all your collection! Mint rice is looking too good!

Bhawna  – (May 1, 2009 at 5:28 PM)  

Snake guard with toor dal sounds new to me. As usual nice presentation

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (May 1, 2009 at 8:37 PM)  

Pavithra, snake gourd and toor dhal wow looks amazing, very healthy and nicely presented!!!

chef and her kitchen  – (May 1, 2009 at 9:28 PM)  

Lovely comfort food gal...nice presentation too..

Priya Sriram  – (May 2, 2009 at 12:03 AM)  

Nice n easy recipe... Looks great Pavithra... Nice click!

lubnakarim06  – (May 2, 2009 at 5:59 AM)  

Oh wow what a combo....Looks yum...

Dhanya Ganesh  – (May 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM)  

I luv snake guard. Curry looks yummy and tempting. Luved the presentation also:),

Chitra  – (May 2, 2009 at 12:55 PM)  

i bought snake gaurd only today,u have given me a nice dish to prepare:)have bookmarked it.will try and tell u:)

Vani  – (May 2, 2009 at 2:08 PM)  

You are so creative, Pavithra! I was scanning thru all your pictures - the garnishes and the presentation of each dish is so wonderful!

Deepa Hari  – (May 2, 2009 at 10:56 PM)  

Snake guard with dal looks yum and new to me Pavithra...Like the way u presented it.

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (May 3, 2009 at 1:25 AM)  

Healthy and yummy. Nice presentaion.

shoba  – (May 3, 2009 at 1:47 PM)  

The kootu is looking great. We usually make it with Gram dhal.

Pria@HC  – (May 3, 2009 at 4:46 PM)  

potlakai, podalangai with dal with ghee and rice.. delish...

Tina  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:02 AM)  

Hi Pavithra, u have an excellent blog buddy... I am really impressed by your presentation....

vandana rajesh  – (May 4, 2009 at 3:09 AM)  

the dal looks yummm pavitra. very healthy , will try this soon have never tried this combo.

Priyameena  – (May 4, 2009 at 9:45 AM)  

As usual garnishing is wonderful..Healthy side dish..

Mahimaa's kitchen  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:26 PM)  

yumy dish.. very healthy. nice one.

Pavithra Elangovan  – (May 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM)  

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments...

Chef Jeena  – (May 4, 2009 at 3:25 PM)  

This looks and sounds delicious I love your presentation it looks amazing.

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