Padavalanga Parippu Curry (snake Gourd And Lentils)
This is a curry invented by my inspiration from the Andhra cuisine. In the Kerala cuisine we don't use tamarind in our preparation of dals/parippu. But I have always admired the tanginess in Andhra style of dal preparation. When it comes to preparing dals/parippu our outlook is quite conservative we do not use every vegetable for dal/parippu preparation.
Snake gourd is always used as a stir fry but I thought all gourds should be paired with lentils and different kinds of lentils to break the monotony.
This recipe is a quick fix one pot curry and the second time I made this I added a cup of rice with the dal and snake gourd and prepared it akin to sambar rice. The best part is that I took out a portion before the tempering and pureed it for my 8 month old daughter and she loved it too.