Padavalanga (Snake Gourd) Thoran

Thoran is an authentic Kerala dry side dish for rice. Thoran is made with most of the vegetables and sometimes with mixed vegetables. Today its Padavalanga thoran . Padavalanga has many health benefits and tender Padavalanga is always tasty when cooked.

Recipe Type –Side Dish – Lunch              Cuisine: Kerala                                  Serves- 5


Padavalanga (Snake Gourd) – 1

Onion – 1

Coconut Scraped – 1 cup

Chilly powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Garlic – 3 pods



To Temper

Mustard seeds -1 tsp

urad dal – 1 tsp

Dry red chilies – 2

Curry leaves – few


Finely chopped (very small cubes)padavalanga and onion .

Heat oil and do the tempering but adding mustard seeds once its splutter add urad dal, Dry red chilies and curry leaves

Add onion and once its truns translucent add the snake gourd and fry till it becomes soft and the moisture is completely absorbed.

Coarsely Grind coconut, chilly powder, turmeric powder, cumin and garlic .

Add this masala to onion , snake gourd fry and mix it well.

Simmer the flame and cover and cook well , in between give it a stir.




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