Friday, January 9, 2015

Snake Gourd (Padwal/Padavalanga) Manjurian


Snake Gourd (Padwal/Padavalanga) - 1 arm length piece
Onion - 1  (cut small size)
Capsicum - 1/2 of a big one (cut small size)
Garlic - 2 tsp (chopped)
Green chilli - 2
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt as required
Oil as required

For making batter
Maida - 1 tbsp
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Red chilli sauce - 2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - as required

For making sauce
Water - 1 cup
Soya sauce - 2 tsp
Corn flour - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp


Step 1:
Cut and clean snake gourd.
Slice it into baby finger size pieces.
Make a thick batter from ingredients under for making batter. Use little water. Batter should be thick.
Heat oil. Dip the gourd pieces in batter and deep fry until golden brown. Keep aside

Step 2:
Heat 1 tsp oil in pan.
Add chopped garlic and sliced green chilli
Saute for few seconds
Add onion (cut into small pieces). Saute until it is pink and transparent.
Add salt and pepper.
Add capsicum pieces. Saute until it is done. Don't overcook.
Keep aside

Step 3:
Mix together all ingredients coming under "for making sauce"
Heat a pan.
Pour this mix and let it boil.
The liquid will become saucy and thick.
Switch of the flame.

Into this sauce add the sauteed vegetables (from step 2) and fried snake gourd pieces (from step 1).
Enjoy with rotis


  1. unique one dear...yummy!
    Happy New Year,Reshmi...Glad to c u back :)

  2. I love this simple manchurian recipe :-)

  3. Wow...a machurian with snake guard, who would have thought of that :) Nice recipe!


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