Category Archives: Potlakaya (Snakegourd)

Potlakaya Perugu Pacchadi


This particular recipie is quick and healthy, and tastes best with hot rice.


1 cup of home-made curds
1 potion of snakegourd   (potlakaya)
1st salt
a pinch of turmeric
3 green chillies
curry leaves
chopped coriander leaves


1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp jeera
1 red chilly


  • Chop the snakegourd into rings
  • Chop the green chillies and set aside
  • In a wok, heat 1 tsp oil and add the tadka
  • Once the mustard seeds pop, add the snakegourd and braize.
  • When the snakegourd softens and changes colour, add the green chillies, and take off the flame.
  • Add salt and turmeric to the curds and mix well. Add the tadka and snakegourd to the curds.
  • Add coriander and curry leaves for taste and garnishing.