Snake gourd /Chichinda Dry Curry

Snake gourd or known as Chinese cucumber plays an important role in the category of healthy vegetables. This vegetable contains enormous amount of water , protein , fibers , minerals and vitamins. 

I have never introduced this healthy veggie in my kitchen till I didn’t know its health benefits . I had learned this recipe from a fellow blogger , tried it and the result was a success in my family. So let’s start the recipe . Yum

Recipe Source : It’s Indian Everyday

Snake gourd curry


250 gm or 2 Snake gourd / Chichinda
1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds
1 teaspoon Chana Dal/Split Bengal gram
2 whole dry Red Chilies
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon dried mango powder/ amchoor powder
1 medium Onion , chopped
3-4 Curry leaves
4 tablespoon Gram Flour/Besan
4 tablespoon vegetable oil
Salt to taste
In a small wok , dry roast the besan until light brown. Keep aside .

Roasted besan
Roasted besan

Wash snake gourd and scrape the outer skin with a knife. Cut lengthwise into half and scoop out seeds and white portion. Chop it into small pieces.

Cutting snake gourd
Cutting snake gourd

Chopped pieces
Chopped pieces

Heat oil in a pan and put mustard seeds.. Saute for 1 minute and add chana dal, curry leaves, red chilies, onion in the same order and cook till golden in color.
Add chopped snake gourd , salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder; stir to mix well. Cook covered on low medium heat until tender.
Add the roasted besan and amchoor powder; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes till all ingredients are mixed.
Serve with Chapati and Dal.

Snake gourd curry
Snake gourd curry

Serve-3. Cooking time -25 minutes

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20 comments on “Snake gourd /Chichinda Dry Curry”

  1. Nisha says:

    Very intersting use of snake gourd

  2. This is a must try. We have plenty of snake gourds and its so reasonably price. Tired of using it for sambar and thus will adore the flavors in this side dish.

    1. Hope you will enjoy this curry! Thanks…

  3. have seen this veggie but i never tried it !

    1. Do try it and you will love it..thanks dear!

  4. nice dry dish prep with snake gourds.

  5. Delicious Side for Rice, neatly explained!!! 🙂

  6. loved the way of adding besan to it

  7. Chitz says:

    Never tried this veggie.. Looks yummy.. Guess I should try it too !

    1. Of course you should try it ! Thanks …

  8. yummy curry with snake gourd,this reminds me to buy snake gourd next time,didn't taste it for some time & will try this recipe…

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