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Snake Gourd Fry | Potlakaya Kura


Potlakaya – 3 cups, chopped
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp.
Curry leaves – a sprig
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Oil – 2 tbsp.
Asafoetida or Hing – a pinch
Salt to taste
Green chillies – 2, chopped
Sivangi masala powder – 2 tbsp.


  1. Chop the potlakaya and cook in a pressure cooker adding a little bit of salt for 3 -4 whistles.
  2. In a pan, heat up oil and add in the mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves, hing, green chillies and saute.
  3. Add in a bit of salt if required and the boiled snake gourd pieces. Mix well till combined.
  4. Add in the sivangi masala powder and give it a good stir. Remove from heat and serve.

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c. Potlakaya Pappu Kura

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