Snake Gourd Kootu – Paduvala Kayi Kootu

Snake Gourd Kootu – Paduvala Kayi Kootu is a dish which my Husband loves dearly. Last week when we went to H-Mart found Snake Gourd, and both kinds of Pumpkin. He wanted me to make this Kootu, so here is the recipe.

I used the same procedure as posted in Sweet or Sihi Kootu. Used Moong dal instead of Toor dal.

The very first time I fried all the ingredients I received a phone call, lowered the heat and went to take the call. By the time I came back the ingredients where charred black. Had to redo the whole thing again. So, while frying the ingredients, stay close to the Gas Stove.🙂

Ingredients to grind:

  1. Urad dal or Uddina Bele –  1 tablespoon
  2. Whole Black pepper or Menasu – 10
  3. Raw Rice – 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
  4. Whole Red Chillies – 5 (use less than less spicy)
  5. Fresh or dry coconut – 5 tablespoons

P.S: 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons

Other Ingredients:

  1. 1 big Snake Gourd washed and chopped
  2. 1 cup cooked Moong dal or Hesaru Bele
  3. For seasoning :  Oil, mustard seeds, hing, turmeric.


  • Fry all the ingredients mentioned in ingredients to grind. Once it is cooled, grind into a smooth paste.
  • Cook moong dal in pressure cooker along with Snake Gourd.
  • In a big vessel, mix the cooked dal, add the ground paste.
  • Add salt.
  • In a pan, heat oil. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds, hing, turmeric.
  • Add this to the dal, and vegetable mixture.
  • Let it boil for a few more minutes.
  • Serve with rice or chapathi.
  • I had made Sweet Pumpkin Palya and fried a few Happala and Sandige.



9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by tamilarasi venkat on September 15, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Dear mam,

    Nice to see you festival pictures. Very inspiring. your blog is like learning from mom- delicious recipes and wonderful way of following the festivals. The neat and artistic display- thanks to your daughter for capturing them in her camera-we get to see from lot of angles, the dedication and devotion in making all the dishes for neivedhya inspite of living so far from India is surprising and puts many of us to shame. I started following Gauri ganesha pooja from your blog. Thanks to you. Keep posting. Have attached some of my Gauri Ganesha pooja pics.




  2. Very Good receipe, the way you explained it was so tasty it seems.
    Your Krishnashtami Pictures and dishes are very good. I have no words to say.


  3. Posted by Arniker Hamsa on September 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Thank you madam for the kind reciepe


  4. Posted by Jamuna Srinivas on September 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

    great kootu. I have tried this with seemebadnekai too. tastes very nice.
    thanks meera.


  5. Posted by Lakshmi Vyas on September 16, 2014 at 5:51 am

    The receipe, is good ,Thank you


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