Padwal With Kokum (snake Gourd With Kokum)
This vegetable side dish is taken to a new level by the addition of Kokum. Kokum is a fruit with a sweet but tangy taste. If you are from Goa, chances are you have seen the fruit as a whole, on a tree in the neighbour's garden or in the market. Kokum syrup and the dried skin of the kokum fruit are my favourite by products of this plant. On addition of kokum, the veggie gets a distinct tangy taste. I like to add more than five because I like to eat them all.
If you are indulging in a heavy meal or just need a quick side to a simple dinner this recipe is quick and doesn’t disappoint. If you have some on hand, use coconut oil instead of the regular cooking oil. Its nutty taste is great to and dish you have fresh coconut in.