Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe (Uttar Pradesh Style Snake Gourd Stir Fry)
Simple sabzi for a weekday dinner
Chichinda are snake gourds. Snake gourd has a higher moisture and hence has fewer calories. It is a wonderful anti-oxidant source as well. Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe (Uttar Pradesh Style Snake Gourd Stir Fry) is an easy and quick to make during weeknights and can also be packed for lunch boxes. The snake gourds are cooked in minimal spices and roasted chickpea flour that imparts a nutty flavour. Serve the Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe, along with Kaddu Palak Roti Recipe (Pumpkin Spinach Flat Bread), Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe, and Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt on sides for a weeknight dinner.
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- 500 grams Snake gourd (pudulangai) , chopped (preferably lengthwise)
- 4 tablespoons Gram flour (besan) , roasted
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
- 2 Dry red chillies
- 2 teaspoons Cooking oil
- Salt , to taste
Directions for Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe (Uttar Pradesh Style Snake Gourd Stir Fry)
To begin making Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe (Uttar Pradesh Style Snake Gourd Stir Fry), scrape the outer layer off the snake gourd, cut into into two and scoop out the inner seeds using a spoon. Cut it into thin slices and keep aside.
Dry roast the besan in a pan on medium heat till it imparts a nutty flavour and keep aside.
Heat oil in the same pan, add the mustard seeds, chana dal, red chillies and let it splutter.
Add the chopped onions and saute until translucent.
Add the sliced snake gourd pieces, and mix well.
Add the turmeric powder, red chilli powder, season with salt and let the snake gourd cook with the lid on. This will take around 10 minutes.
Once the snake gourds are cooked well, and the water is completely dried out, add in the roasted besan and stir well.
Saute the mix under medium heat until the besan incorporates well with the cooked snake gourd. This will take 10 minutes.
Add in the amchoor powder, mix well and turn off the heat.
Serve the Chichinda Ki Sabzi Recipe, along with Kaddu Palak Roti Recipe (Pumpkin Spinach Flat Bread), Cauliflower Moong Dal Recipe, and Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt on sides.
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