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Mar 8, 2014

Pudalangai Millaghu Kootan/Snake gourd Pepper Stew

A Simple traditional Kerala dish from my Madappalli.


Moong Dal                                 ¼ cup
Big Snake Gourd                        1 no.
Turmeric Powder                        ½ tsp.
Asafetida                                 1/4 tsp.
Salt                                         to taste

Roast and Grind   

Shredded fresh coconut               ½ cup
Urdu dal                                    1 tbsp.
Chenna dal                                1 tsp.
Curry leaves                               few
Black Pepper                              1 tbsp.
Red chili                                    1 no.


Coconut oil                                1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds                           1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal -                                1 tsp.
 Curry leaves                              1 sprig
Red chili                                     1 no. (Broken)


  • Pressure cook the moong dal with turmeric powder. Mash it and keep aside.
  • Cook the snake guard with turmeric powder and salt.
  • When snake guard is cooked, add grounded spicy mixture in it.
  • Let it cook until the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add the cooked dal in it and cook for few more minutes in simmer.
  • Stirring occasionally till vegetables are tender, remove from the stove heat.
  • Heat the coconut oil and fry all tempering.
  • Pour the tempering over the cooked Kootan.
  • Serve the Kootan with rice. and Rasam


  1. Lovely kootan.. Yumm.. Love to have it with some rice.

  2. Sadhana....looks yummy. Any idea if I could find snake gourd in USA - Indian grocery stores.

    1. Hi
      Thanks for the comment. You can find snake gourd(Pudlanghai in tamil) at any Indian stores, korean & japanese grocery stores


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