Friday, 8 November 2013

Poddalen Upkari


Poddalen Upkari is a very simple konkani sidedish which is rich in nutrition and taste. Poddalen in konkani means Padwal in Hindi or Padwal kai in kannada or Snake Gourd in English. Upkari in konkani is a dry sidedish and can be made with a wide variety of vegetables. So let quickly check the Poddalen upkari recipe.


2 cups of diced Padwal/Poddalen(keep aside its seeds for the next recipe Poddalen Beeye SannaPolo),
half cup of boiled chanadal,
3 fried red chillies,
1 tablespoon of grated coconut,
1 teaspoon mustard seeds ,
2 green chillies slit,
2 red chillies slit,
Salt to taste,
A bit of sugar if required.
1 tablespoon of cooking oil.


  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a cooking pan, add mustard seeds, when they start to splutter , add green chillies and red chillies, a pinch of turmeric if required. Add the diced Poddalen. 
  • Mix well and simmer until the vegetable is cooked.
  • Add the boiled chana dal to this, add Salt to taste and a bit of sugar if needed. Mix well .Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Serve with rice and chapathi.

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