Snake gourd

How to make Snake gourd bhaji?

Want to try something new and delicious? Try this recipe. You will absolutely love it and the health benefits it provides is cherry on the cake for you! Here is snake gourd bhaji for you.

Snake gourd is a vegetable which goes by many names in different regions of India. For instance, padawal in hindi, potlakaya in telugu, pudalangai in tamil and chichinda in Marathi.

It is full of nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fibers, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C and Vitamin E which provides your body with many health benefits.

Snake gourd, being low on calories and also provides dietary fibers that will keep you feeling full for longer. It accelerates weight loss and also prevent instances of constipation, bloating and cramping of the stomach, upon ingestion of a heavy meal.

It also has negligible cholesterol content, which makes it perfect for promoting heart health. Snake gourd stimulates the natural elimination of body wastes and kidney stones promptly getting rid of accumulated toxins.

This bhaji is very simple and quick to make. It is made with snake gourd and chana dal.

Let’s quickly dig into the recipe!

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Serving: 2


  • Snake gourd (chopped)-2 cups
  • Chana dal-2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut-2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves-5-6
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Hing- a pinch
  • Dry red chili (broken)-1
  • Red chili powder-1/4 tsp or as per taste
  • Turmeric-1/4 tsp
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Oil-1.5 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves, for garnishing

Methods of preparation:

  • Firstly, rinse chana dal and then soak it in 1/2 cup of boiling hot water for 30 minutes. Remember to cover the bowl and then soak.
  • Secondly, rinse and then peel snake gourd and cut the snake gourd into pieces horizontally next take each cylindrical piece and cut it vertically from the center in two pieces. Also, remove the seeds and discard them.
  • Next, heat oil in a pan or kadai and add mustard seeds and cumin seeds together and let them splutter.
  • After they start to splutter, add curry leaves, dry red chili and stir for 30 seconds and then add snake gourd into the pan and mix well.
  • Now, add turmeric powder and hing and mix again.
  • Next, drain all the water from the soaked chana dal and then add the chana dal. Mix well and add salt as per your taste.
  • Also, add 1 cup of water and cover the pan with a lid and simmer the snake gourd pieces on a low to medium flame till they are cooked.
  • Don’t forget to check the bhaji in between to see if the snake gourd pieces are cooked or not and if the water has dried up. (Tip: If the water has dried up and the padwal or chana dal is yet to cook, then add some more water)
  • When the padwal and chana dal are cooked well & all the water has dried up in the bhaji, then add grated coconut. 
  • Lastly, add chopped coriander leaves in the bhaji and mix well
  • Finally, serve snake gourd bhaji with chapatis or as a side dish with dal-rice or sambar-rice.

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