Padwal bhaji recipe

Padwal also known as snake gourd or padavalakai in Karnataka, is low in calories and rich in calcium. A stir fry vegetable with grated coconut makes a good accompaniment for rice.  


  • Snakegourd - 5 nos( medium )
  • Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Chana dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Whole red chillies - 4 nos
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE PADAVALAKAI PALYA RECIPE Wash and peel the skin of padwal. Cut the padwal into small pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a kadai. Add mustard seeds. Once it stops spluttering, add urad dal, chana dal and red chillies.

Step 3

Once the dals turn light brown, add chopped padwal, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 4

Add sufficient water and cover the kadai with a lid.

Step 5

Cook on a medium flame for 10 to 15 minutes stirring in between.

Step 6

Cook till the water is fully absorbed by the vegetable and is fully cooked.

Step 7

Garnish with grated coconut.

Step 8

Serve padvalakai palya as an accompaniment for rice.

4 Responses to Padwal bhaji recipe

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  2. Deeksha says:

    Seems easy, I’ll try it today. Many Thanks for the recipe.

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