Monday, September 14, 2009

Stuffed Snake Gourd

Here comes another member of Gourd family that is narrow,soft skinned,long serpent like structure-Snake Gourd.It is also known as Chichinda in hindi.Well I don't know how many of you like it but I always admired it because of this stuffed recipe which I learn from my mom.For those who are not aware of this veggie here is a click

Snake guard 2
Onion 2
Ginger 2 inch piece
Garlic 4-5 pods
Turmeric pw 1/2 tsp
Red chili pw 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Coriander pw 1 tsp
Dry Mango pw 1/2 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp

1. Peel,wash and cut snake guard into 2 inch long pieces.
2. Scoop out the seeds to make these pieces hollow.Crush the seeds and flesh and keep them aside.
3. Make a stuffing with grated onion,ginger,garlic,salt and all the masalas.Mix well.Also add in it the scooped out part.
4. Now fill each piece with that stuffing.
5. Heat oil in a pan and add these stuffed pieces.Add a little salt and any remaining stuffing.Cover it to cook on medium heat till its done.
6. Serve it with roti/chapati or as a side dish.

Note: For a quick recipe just cut the snake guard into thin rings.Heat oil in a pan and add these rings,grated onion,ginger,garlic,salt and all masalas.Cover it to cook on medium heat.


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  1. Thats a new recipe for me...very creative..never thought of stuffing it!!!
    Gr8 job!!!

  2. wow the stuffed snake gourd is new to me,but delicious and worth the can visit my blog view my recipes and give ur comments.

  3. Nice one... Dipti... Didnt know Snake gourd was soo versatile...
    We just make a simple vegetable as an accompanyment..

    Have a great weekend tooo ..

  4. Seeing a snake gourd recipe after a long long time....thx for reminding abt it :)

  5. Collect U'r Award dear.. Its waiting in my blog 4 you.

  6. thanks all for ur supporting words...

  7. very innovative very tasty looking