Snake Gourd Stir-Fry ( with Sesame Masala)
Snake Gourd - 1 ( medium) or ( 1 Cup cut-up)
Onion - 1/2 cup ( chopped)
Green Chili - 2
Curry Leaves - 5
Chana Dal - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1 tsp
salt - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Sesame Seeds Powder:
Sesame Seeds - 1 Tbsp
Rice - 1 Tbsp ( raw rice)
Red Chilies - 5 ( dry & whole)
Method to make Sesame Seeds Powder:
Roast the sesame seeds in the non stick pan at medium heat and set aside. In the same pan roast Red Chilies along with Rice. Now Grind all 3 ingredients in the small mixie jar or spice grinder into fine powder.
Heat the non-stick pan and add oil to it. Once the oil is hot add Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds followed by curry leaves.
Add chopped green chili and onion to the tempering in the pan. Add turmeric powder and saute for few minutes until onions become soft.
Add chopped snake gourd to the pan saute them well along with onions and tempering. Close the lid and let it simmer for 10 min. Now the snake gourd will become cooked and become soft, at this time add salt and saute for 5 more minutes.
Now add Sesame Seeds powder to the pan and mix it well and stir-fry everything on high heat for the last 5 min.
Now switch-off the stove and transfer the fry to serving bowl. Sprinkle some cilantro on top and serve hot with Warm White Rice. Hmmm that sounds YummM!