Snake gourd poriyal (Pudalangai Poriyal) is an easy and healthy side dish that goes well with rice varieties. It is simple to make in just a few minutes.
Wash, peel, deseed and chop the snake gourd finely.
In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal and roast until the color changes to golden brown. Add asafoetida and mix well.
Add chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves and cook until the onion becomes soft.
Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add chopped snake gourd, salt, little amount of water and mix well.
Cover and cook until the snake gourd becomes soft. Keep stirring often to avoid the veggies getting burned.
Add shredded coconut and mix well. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.